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New gen Corindus robotic system available in Kuwait

KUWAIT: Cardiology Intervention Consultant at the Chest Hospital Dr Ahmad Abdullah operates the machine. — Photos by Yasser Al-Zayyat

KUWAIT: The new generation of the Corindus robotic system is available in Kuwait at the Chest Hospital. Ten cases have already been treated with this machine successfully in three months. More patients will benefit from this medical device, which is only available in the UAE apart from Kuwait in the region.

The Corindus robotic system is made in the United States and over 80 devices are in use around the world. “The first version of this machine was imported by Central Circle Company in 2016. Three months ago, the new upgraded version of the machine arrived in Kuwait. We upgraded the machine by exchanging the old one with the new machine,” Cardiology Intervention Consultant at the Chest Hospital Dr Ahmad Abdullah told Kuwait Times.

This new version has additional functions and benefits over manual routine PCI. “In addition to balloon and coronary stent operations, the new machine can control the guide catheter. The Corindus robotic system has unlimited uses and it is 100 percent accurate. It provides exact measurements of the stent in diameter and length in accurate sizes with zero x-ray radiation. Also, it has less contrast, which is in the patient’s favor,” he added.

This machine is used for coronary intervention, which allows conducting balloon, coronary stent and catheter intervention without wearing an apron. “The Corindus robotic system is equipped with special glass protection from radiation. This machine is used for intervention and coronary stenting. It’s the best of its kind in the world,” explained Abdullah.

Local doctors received special training program in the United States to operate the machine. “Currently, there are four doctors who are trained to use it in operations. These doctors will then train other doctors to operate it. This machine is unique and has no competitors in the market,” Dr Abdullah concluded.

By Nawara Fattahova

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