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First robotically assisted bioresorbable stent insertion performed at PGI Chandigarh

First robotically assisted bioresorbable stent insertion performed at PGI Chandigarh

Chandigarh: The Department of Cardiology at the PGIMER's Advanced Cardiac Centre performed the first robotically aided bioresorbable stent placement here as an interventional procedure.

Head of the Department of Cardiology Yash Paul Sharma and his group handled the case.

The patient, who was 47 years old, had coronary artery disease and main coronary arteries that were 90% stenosed. Bioresorbable stents were successfully implanted into the patient using the Corindus Robotic Arm of the Cardiac Cath Lab, IANS reported.

The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) is the first centre in India where robotic-assisted percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has been done. The robotic PCI has the advantage of a high degree of precision and cuts down radiation exposure.

Newer bioresorbable stents with thinner struts (100 microns) developed in India have been introduced and now these stents dissolve in the body over two-three years leaving the natural artery intact.

Older generation bioresorbable stents had strut thickness of 150 microns. The clinical registry of patients with newer generation bioresorbable stents and also robotic PCI is being carried out in the PGIMER, which has achieved the least mortality (6.8 per cent) in patients with the acute coronary syndrome, including cardiogenic shock and comorbidities, of all age groups.

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