We’re not entirely sure that this is the way we want to be treated if anything happens in the future, but it’s good to hear that a cardiologist has completed the world’s first remote heart operation at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, UK. The procedure was done using the Remote Catheter Manipulation System built by New Jersey’s Catheter Robotics. One of the challenges faced by surgeons with these tricky procedures is the prolonged exposure to the X-Rays used to monitor the patient, but with this method, the operation can be performed over the Internet from anywhere in the world. Regardless of how high-tech things become, you’d probably still feel more comfortable if your surgeon was at least in the same building, right? Imagine what would happen if you have a flakey Internet connection…

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