Long Distance Tele-Robotic-Assisted Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Report of First-in-Human Experience

Long Distance Tele-Robotic-Assisted Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Report of First-in-Human Experience Tejas M. Patel┬áa,┬áSanjay C. Shah┬áa, Samir B. Pancholy┬áb a┬áApex Heart Institute, Ahmedabad, India b┬áThe Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Scranton, PA, USA Abstract Background:┬áRobotic-assisted percutaneous coronary intervention (R-PCI) has been successfully employed in the United States since 2011.…

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Association Between Health Insurance Status and In-Hospital Outcomes After ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction.

Association Between Health Insurance Status and In-Hospital Outcomes After ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Pancholy S, Patel G, Pancholy M, Nanavaty S, Coppola J, Kwan T, Patel T. Abstract Lack of health insurance is associated with adverse clinical outcomes; however, association between health insurance status and outcomes in patients presenting with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is…

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“Combo” technique for the use of 7F guide catheter system during transradial approach

“Combo” technique for the use of 7F guide catheter system during transradial approach Patel┬áT1,2,┬áShah S1,2,┬áPancholy S3. 1Apex Heart Institute, Ahmedabad, India. 2Department of Cardiology, Sheth V.S. General Hospital and Smt. N.H.L. Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad, India. 3Department of Cardiology, the Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, the Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton, Pennsylvania. Abstract Even a…

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Working through challenges of subclavian, innominate and aortic arch regions during transradial approach.

Working through challenges of subclavian, innominate and aortic arch regions during transradial approach. Patel T1, Shah S, Pancholy S, Deora S, Prajapati K, Coppola J, Gilchrist IC.1Apex Heart Institute, Ahmedabad, India; Department of Cardiology, Sheth V.S. General Hospital and Smt. N.H.L. Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad, 380 006, India. Abstract Objectives: The aim of this review…

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Balloon-assisted tracking: A must-know technique to overcome difficult anatomy during transradial approach.

Balloon-assisted tracking: A must-know technique to overcome difficult anatomy during transradial approach. Patel T, Shah S, Pancholy S, Rao S, Bertrand OF, Kwan T. OBJECTIVE: To examine the use and outcomes of balloon-assisted tracking (BAT) technique for dealing with complexities of arm and chest vasculature during transradial approach (TRA) at a single high volume radial…

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An educational platform on Renal Denervation and HBP

An educational platform on Renal Denervation and HBP One in four adults suffer from hypertension (HTN) worldwide. Overactive sympathetic nervous system plays a vital role in pathogenesis of HTN. RENAL SYMPATHETIC DENERVATION (RDN) is a new minimally invasive catheter based treatment that has demonstrated exceptional blood pressure reductions in patient with resistant HTN. While RDN…

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Safety and feasibility of transulnar catheterization when ipsilateral radial access is not available.

Safety and feasibility of transulnar catheterization when ipsilateral radial access is not available. Kedev S, Zafirovska B, Dharma S, Petkoska D. Macedonia. Abstract Objectives: We evaluated the safety and feasibility of transulnar approach when ipsilateral radial access was not available. Methods and results: From March 2011 until February 2013, 476 consecutive patients that underwent transulnar…

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