Remote cardiac catheterisation
A 70-year old man undergoes an operation to correct his irregular heart rhythms or atrial fibrillation by inserting a catheter into his heart via his groin and ablating or burning away groups of cells which form abnormal electrical pathways in the heart. Dr André Ng, at the Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, UK, is using a new form of robotic aid to insert the catheters which will 'map' the heart on the monitor and then burn away the appropriate tissue. He is communicating with colleagues on the progress of the insertion, seen on the monitor.
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