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Petrasko Performs 100th Robotic Angioplasty

Mar 29, 2016 08:30AM ● By MED Magazine

Marian Petrasko, MD., PhD, an interventional cardiologist with Sanford Heart Hospital in Sioux

  Falls, recently  performed his 100th robotic-assisted angioplasty. Sanford Health has one of the country’s leading interventional robotics programs.


Petrasko notes that the CorPath System used at Sanford, which is the first FDA cleared robotic-assisted system for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), has provided significant benefits to physicians, staff and patients.


“For patients, the precision of the robotic system allows for interventional procedures with more accurate measurement of the anatomy of interest,” says Petrasko “That accuracy may improve patient outcomes.”


Petrasko adds that he and his colleagues are inspired by utilizing cutting-edge technology. He says other staff members are empowered to work more independently at the patient table while he controls the devices robotically from an interventional cockpit.


“Robotic-assisted technologies have defined a clear role in the future of healthcare, and Sanford is a key player in the evolution of healthcare,” says Petrasko.