PGI performs first case of Robotic Assisted Drug-Coated Balloon implantation procedure
Chandigarh, March 11, 2023:
Department of Cardiology, PGIMER, performed the first case of Robotic Assisted Drug Coated Balloon implantation procedure in a 59-year-old female diabetic patient. The patient presented with acute coronary syndrome in October 2022 with cardiogenic shock. She was managed in a strategic and innovative method and after stabilization underwent coronary angiogram which revealed triple vessel disease. She underwent PCI to RCA in the same setting and rest PCI was planned as a stage procedure.
The patient underwent PCI to left circumflex with robotic assistance (Cor Path GRX) with a drug coated balloon (Sirolimus eluting balloon) and distal LAD was treated with drug coated balloon and proximal LAD was treated with a drug eluting stent. As per available literature this is the first case of robotic assisted drug coated balloon intervention. This will help in reducing the future repeat intervention in special subset of patients.
This procedure was performed by a team lead by professor and head of the department of cardiology Dr Yash Paul Sharma comprising of Dr Prashant Panda, Dr Dinkar Bhasin, Dr Pulkit Chabbra, Dr Ranjit & Dr Tanuja. PGIMER has already attained the least mortality in patients with cardiogenic shock and acute coronary syndrome with and without co-morbidities. The department has been continuously ranked as the top cardiology hospital nationally since last decade and last year it was ranked among the top cardiology hospitals all over the world according to independent international agency STATISTA in terms of reputation score, accreditation score and PROM survey score.