First Long-Distance Heart Surgery

The first long-distance heart surgery has been successfully performed in India on a patient that was 20 miles away. Dr. Tejas Patel of the Apex Heart Institute in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, operated using the CorPath GRX robot — developed by Corindus to insert a stent to open blood vessels in the heart. In an interview with ZDNet Patel said, “I am honored to have been a part of this medical milestone.”

This shows the potential of telemedicine, it can bring specialized care that may not otherwise be possible.

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