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Rivista di Chirurgia Cardiaca, Vascolare e Toracica


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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2018 Mar 19

DOI: 10.23736/S0021-9509.18.10458-7

Copyright © 2018 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

lingua: Inglese

Flexible robotic catheters in the visceral segment of the aorta: advantages and limitations

Mimi M. LI 1, Mohamad S. HAMADY 1, Colin D. BICKNELL 1, Celia V. RIGA 1

Imperial Vascular Unit, Division of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK


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Flexible robotic catheters are an emerging technology which provide an elegant solution to the challenges of conventional endovascular intervention. Originally developed for interventional cardiology and electrophysiology procedures, remotely steerable robotic catheters such as the Magellan system enable greater precision and enhanced stability during target vessel navigation. These technical advantages facilitate improved treatment of disease in the arterial tree, as well as allowing execution of otherwise unfeasible procedures. Occupational radiation exposure is an emerging concern with the use of increasingly complex endovascular interventions. The robotic systems offer an added benefit of radiation reduction, as the operator is seated away from the radiation source during manipulation of the catheter. Pre-clinical studies have demonstrated reduction in force and frequency of vessel wall contact, resulting in reduced tissue trauma, as well as improved procedural times. Both safety and feasibility have been demonstrated in early clinical reports, with the first robot-assisted FEVAR in 2013. Following from this, the Magellan system has been used to successfully undertake a variety of complex aortic procedures, including fenestrated/branched EVAR, embolisations, and angioplasties.


KEY WORDS: Robotics - Vascular - Aortic

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Article first published online: March 19, 2018
Manuscript accepted: March 15, 2018
Manuscript received: February 21, 2018

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Li MM, Hamady MS, Bicknell CD, Riga CV. Flexible robotic catheters in the visceral segment of the aorta: advantages and limitations. J Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Mar 19. DOI: 10.23736/S0021-9509.18.10458-7

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c.riga@imperial.ac.uk