Telerobotic stroke intervention: a novel solution to the care dissemination dilemma

Sandip S. Panesar MD, MSc1, John J. Volpi MD1, Alan Lumsden MD2, Virendra Desai MD1, Neal S. Kleiman MD, FACC, FSCAI3, Trevis L. Sample SST4, Eric Elkins AS5, and Gavin W. Britz MD, MBA, MPH1
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  • 1 Department of Neurological Surgery and Neurological Institute, Houston Methodist Hospital;
  • | 2 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Texas Medical Center;
  • | 3 Department of Interventional Cardiology, Houston Methodist Hospital;
  • | 4 Department of Surgery, Houston Methodist Hospital; and
  • | 5 Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas
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An artists depiction of a proposed method to deliver endovascular care via a teleoperated robot in space. A patient located on a satellite orbiting the Earth is undergoing a telesurgical endovascular intervention via the CorPath device. Real-time angiography images are beamed back to Earth, where an operator (in this case, a humanoid robot) is controlling the robot over a long distance. Copyright Gavin W. Britz. Published with permission. See the article by Panesar et al. (pp 971–978).

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Contributor Notes

Correspondence Gavin W. Britz: gbritz@houstonmethodist.org.

ACCOMPANYING EDITORIAL DOI: 10.3171/2019.10.JNS192195.

INCLUDE WHEN CITING Published online November 29, 2019; DOI: 10.3171/2019.8.JNS191739.

Disclosures Dr. Lumsden is a consultant for and holds stock options in Conrindus Inc.

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