Is robotic angioplasty better than conventionally carried out angioplasty?
- We need to specify what is the definition of “better”. Manual manipulation of coronary devices during angioplasty is still the default procedure in centres without robotic set up. But with more centres installing robotic assisted system and with physicians trained to become expert operators, this technology will be used more frequently. Maybe one can draw an analogy with driving. We used to drive manual stick shift cars but most of us drive automatic these days and some of us are already exploring self-driving vehicles.