Weisz W, Metzger DC, Caputo RP, et al. Safety And Feasibility Of Robotic Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: PRECISE (Percutaenous Robotically-Enhanced Coronary Intervention) Study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Apr 16:61(15):1596-1600.

The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety as well as the clinical and technical effectiveness of robotic-assisted percutaneous coronary intervention. A total of 164 patients were enrolled at 9 sites. Percutaneous coronary intervention was completed successfully without conversion to manual operation, and device technical success was achieved in 162 of 164 patients (98.8%). There were no device-related complications. Clinical procedural success was achieved in 160 of 164 patients (97.6%), whereas 4 (2.4%) had periprocedural non–Q-wave myocardial infarctions. No deaths, strokes, Q-wave myocardial infarctions, or revascularization occurred in the 30 days after the procedures. Radiation exposure for the primary operator was 95.2% lower than the levels found at the traditional table position.

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