CardioInsight Completes First Commercial Product Installation of its ECVUE(TM) Cardiac Mapping System
CLEVELAND, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — CardioInsight Technologies Inc., the leading developer of non-invasive electrocardiographic mapping technology, announced today that it has successfully completed the European commercial introduction of its ECVUE(TM) system to aid in the diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmias. St. Mary’s Hospital in London, UK became the Company’s first commercial customer. Drs. Prapa Kanagaratnam, Wyn Davies, Nick Peters, David Lefroy, Boon Lim and Shahnaz Jamil-Copley demonstrated the system’s effectiveness in a day-to-day clinical setting, completing five clinical cases during its first week of clinical use.
“We are excited to be CardioInsight’s first commercial partner and I was very impressed with the ECVUE system’s unique ability to display global cardiac activation without the need for an invasive study,” said Dr. Prapa Kanagaratnam, the Clinical Lead for Cardiac Electrophysiology at St. Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare. “I think there is a real potential that this could be a disruptive technology that produces a paradigm shift in our approach to managing patients with cardiac arrhythmias.”
St. Mary’s Hospital has long been recognized as a leading institution in the study of cardiac electrophysiology, dating back to the first systematic clinical use of electrical recordings of the heart’s activity in the early 1900′s. Dr. Davies and his team later became a pioneering center for catheter-based 3D mapping.
“We are proud to have the opportunity to work with the world-class team from St. Mary’s Hospital as we look to demonstrate the clinical impact of the ECVUE system,” said Steve Arless, CEO of CardioInsight. “I believe their commitment to help pioneer our non-invasive mapping system is a testament to the ECVUE system’s clinical potential, and we look forward to further demonstrating this potential under their guidance.”
The commercial installation at St. Mary’s Hospital is the first of a focused commercial introduction of the ECVUE system in Europe to demonstrate the unique ability to simplify cardiac mapping procedures, reduce procedure time, and expand the use of mapping to new applications.
About CardioInsight Technologies Inc.
CardioInsight is commercializing a revolutionary technology that non-invasively generates 3D images of the electrical activity of the heart. The images help physicians more accurately treat certain heart ailments such as arrhythmias and congestive heart failure. The Company’s ECVUE system non-invasively generates real-time, whole heart images of the electrical activity on the surface of the heart by combining body surface electrical data with 3-D anatomical data obtained from imaging scans. It then reconstructs and displays 3D images and other useful measures of cardiac electrical activity as if the measurements were taken directly from the surface of the heart. To date, CardioInsight has completed more than 400 patient studies at leading clinical centers in the United States and Europe, including the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Loyola University Medical Center, the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, and the Hospital Cardiologique Haut Leveque in Bordeaux, France. These studies address a broad variety of cardiac arrhythmias, as well as cardiac resynchronization therapy for congestive heart failure, demonstrating the unique clinical value of the ECVUE system. Results of the studies have been published in leading peer-reviewed journals, and presented at international clinical conferences. The Company has received its CE Mark and markets the ECVUE system in Europe.
For more information, visit CardioInsight’s website at www.cardioinsight.com, or contact us at 216-453-5950.