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Mayo Clinic studies robotic "telestenting" procedure

The Mayo Clinic and Corindus Vascular Robotics are conducting a preclinical telemedicine study involving remote insertion of stents using a robotic arm -- technology that could help health care providers overcome a looming shortage of cardiologists. Corindus CEO Mark Toland said the eventual goal is "to extend this capability to the remote treatment of endovascular disease and stroke."

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