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February 24, 2024 2:39 am

PGI performs first case of robotic-assisted bioreasborable stent implantation

The Fact News Service

Chandigarh, September 1

The first ever case of robotically assisted bioresorbable stent implantation in the world was done by the Department of Cardiology, Advanced Cardiac Centre, PGIMER as an interventional procedure. The case was performed by Prof Yash Paul Sharma, Head of the Department of Cardiology and team. Patient was a 47years old with coronary artery disease and 90% stenosis of the major coronary artery. The patient underwent successful implantation of bioresorbable stent through Corindus Robotic Arm of Cardiac Cath Lab.

Advanced Cardiac Centre, Department of Cardiology at PGIMER is the first center in India where Robotic assisted PCIs have been done. The earlier trial and training phase of robotic PCI has been done and Inauguration is expected soon. Robotic PCI has the advantage of the high degree of precision and cuts down radiation exposure. Newer bioresorbable stent with thinner struts (100 microns) developed in India have been introduced, now these stents dissolve in the body over 2-3 years leaving the natural artery intact. Older generation BRS had strut thickness of 150 microns. The clinical registry of patients with newer generation BRS and also Robotic PCI is being carried out in PGI.

As a landmark the Centre has achieved least mortality (6.8%) in patients with acute coronary syndrome including cardiogenic shock and comorbidities of all age groups. This has been achieved with strategic and innovative, therapeutics and intervention.

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