CorPath GRX Robotic Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)

What is a CorPath GRX robotic percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)?

CorPath GRX is a robotic-assisted platform designed for coronary interventional procedures such as:

Percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI)

Also known as coronary angioplasty, PCI is a non-surgical procedure that:

  • Corrects clogged arteries and plaque build-up
  • Improve blood flow to the heart

The procedure is similar to 'regular' balloon angioplasty, or percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA).

During a PCI, your doctor will insert a small balloon catheter into your blocked artery and inflate it to widen the artery. A stent or small wire mesh is usually inserted to keep the artery from narrowing after the balloon is removed.

Percutaneous vascular interventions (PVI)

PVI is a similar procedure, performed not on the heart, but in other vessels throughout the body such as the legs.

How CorPath GRX works

CorPath GRX allows your doctor to use a robotic system to perform complex vascular procedures with greater precision and accuracy.

Your doctor will perform the procedures from a console that provides a clear and magnified view of the surgical site on the screen while keeping in close communication with you at the same time.

A set of joysticks and touchscreen controls will allow your doctor to navigate and move devices located in the system’s robotic arm through precise measurements and positioning.

Why do you need robotic PCI?

PCI is performed to open coronary arteries that are narrowed or blocked by the build-up of atherosclerotic plaque.

By restoring blood flow, PCI improves symptoms of blocked arteries, such as chest pain or shortness of breath. Besides relieving symptoms of coronary heart disease, it also reduces heart damage during or after a heart attack.

Robotic-assisted PCI is the next upgrade in coronary intervention. It enables your doctor to implant permanent stents more confidently and precisely.

Why choose Mount Elizabeth Hospitals?

At Mount Elizabeth Hospitals, we have built a reputation for quality cardiovascular care and treatment in Singapore and the region.

Our cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons are skilled in using robotic-assisted platforms like the CorPath GRX for coronary interventional procedures.

Together, our dedicated team of specialty nurses and cardiac rehabilitation therapists will provide the care and focus you deserve.

Our cardiologists

Our team of heart specialists have the relevant experience and skill in performing robotic-assisted surgeries using sophisticated medical technologies to restore our heart patients to good health.

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