Robotic-Assisted Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Concept, Data, and Clinical Application

Interv Cardiol Clin. 2019 Apr;8(2):149-159. doi: 10.1016/j.iccl.2018.11.005. Epub 2019 Jan 30.


The occupational hazards for interventional cardiologists include the risk of cataracts, malignancy, and orthopedic injury. Robotic technology is now available with the introduction of platforms for performing percutaneous coronary and peripheral interventions. The original remote navigation system has evolved into the current CorPath robotic system, now approved for robotic-assisted cardiovascular interventions. The system removes the operator from the tableside and has been validated for safety, feasibility, and efficacy in coronary and peripheral vascular disease.

Keywords: Coronary artery disease; Interventional device innovation; Percutaneous coronary intervention; Radiation safety; Robotics.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Coronary Artery Disease / surgery*
  • Equipment Design
  • Humans
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention / methods*
  • Robotic Surgical Procedures / instrumentation*
  • Stents*