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"World's first" remote-controlled coronary intervention performed in Ahmedabad


Devdiscourse News Desk ahmedabad India
Updated: 05-12-2018 22:49 IST
"World's first" remote-controlled coronary intervention performed in Ahmedabad

On the occasion, Rupani said it was a matter of pride for Gujarat that such a breakthrough was achieved in the state.

A city-based cardiologist Wednesday performed what he claimed to be the "world's first" telerobotic coronary intervention by remotely operating robotically controlled instruments from a distance of 32 kms.

Sitting at Akshardham temple complex in Gandhinagar, Dr Tejas Patel performed the surgery on a middle-aged woman, who was in the operation theatre of Apex Heart Institute in Ahmedabad. For the operation which lasted for a few minutes, Dr Patel used telerobotics technology.

The robotic system was placed in the operation theatre and he was connected to it through high-speed wireless internet. Moving the buttons from the temple, the patient's arteries were cleaned up and a stent was inserted.

"India has achieved an important breakthrough in the history of medical science. This is the world's first percutaneous coronary intervention conducted from a remote location outside of the catheterization lab," Dr Patel claimed. The operation was shown on a screen at the Akshardham temple, where Chief Minister Vijay Rupani was also present.

On the occasion, Rupani said it was a matter of pride for Gujarat that such a breakthrough was achieved in the state.

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : India

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