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2010-11-15 21:38:36

University of Leicester researcher in pioneering procedure at Leicester hospital The world's first remote heart procedure, using a robotic arm alongside 3-D mapping, is due to take place at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester. It comes six months after Dr Andre Ng carried out the first ever remote catheter ablation procedure using the Amigo Robotic Catheter System. Dr Ng, is senior lecturer at the University of Leicester and consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist at Glenfield Hospital....

2010-04-29 09:55:00

British doctors have successfully completed the first remote-controlled heart operation, using a robot to help correct a patient's irregular heart rhythm in less than an hour. The operation was performed by Andre Ng, a consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist at Leicester's Glenfield Hospital. Ng used a robotic arm known as the Catheter Robotics Remote Catheter Manipulation System to guide a thin tube into the veins in the heart to remove problematic tissues, thus eliminating the...

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