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Singaporean heart specialists use robotic arms for heart surgery

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August 02, 2019
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by Nardev Ramanathan
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Coronary heart disease is a major killer globally and is expected to become more prevalent in rapidly aging societies. A team of Singaporean heart specialists became the first in Southeast Asia to perform robot-assisted angioplasty. The robotic arms assist in minute and vital surgical maneuvers, enabling more efficiency and precision. Doctors have used this technology on more than 70 patients successfully. Heart specialists are generally in short supply, placing a huge burden on healthcare systems today. Clients should evaluate opportunities not just in robotic-assisted surgeries but also in remote surgeries and in incorporating the use of AI to automate parts of the procedure, which could alleviate these challenges.

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