Friday, November 11, 2011

Hansen Medical robot used to treat peripheral vascular disease

Hansen Medical Inc. said Friday it has clinically used its branded Magellan Robotic System for the first time to treat peripheral vascular disease, or a when blood vessels narrow and harden, often in the legs.
The condition affects more than 27 million people worldwide, with diabetes, hypertension, atherosclerosis and obesity being contributing factors.

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