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Impella CP with SmartAssist: A Newly FDA Approved Heart Pump with Optical Positioning Sensor

May 20th, 2019 Editors Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology, Critical Care, Radiology Abiomed, the maker of popular left ventricular assist devices, is releasing its newly FDA approved Impella CP with SmartAssist device. The pump features an optical sensor that physicians can use to position and reposition the device without relying on a cath lab, X-ray, or ultrasound… Read More »

Robotic tube for surgery autonomously navigates inside a beating heart

Heart surgery could be helped by a catheter robotLEADBSIP SA/Alamy By Yvaine Ye A robotic surgical device has learned to autonomously navigate inside a beating heart. Using only a small camera for vision, it successfully travelled to the correct location in the hearts of pigs for surgeons to then complete the operation. Pierre Dupont at… Read More »