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“In the majority of robotic-assisted cases I perform, automated movements are particularly helpful in delivering gear – I can easily get balloons and stents around the C-shaped curve in the right coronary artery from the cockpit just like I would be able to if I were at the table. In addition to ensuring precision, this means that I’m offered a level of protection from the radiation exposure that interventional cardiologists typically experience. Robotics is one of the many components that can contribute to a radiation safety-based culture, which is a key area of focus for many teams in the interventional space to create safe working conditions and encourage strong teamwork and longevity.”
Rhian E. Davies is an interventional cardiologist.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “Robotics, automation, and the future of remote health care.”
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