Stereotaxis Announces First Uses of the NAVISTAR(R) RMT THERMOCOOL(R) Catheter
In the first procedure with the magnetic irrigated catheter, Dr.
“This was a very complicated case,” said Dr. Natale. “The procedure was flawless, and the patient is doing extremely well. We are very pleased with the performance of the magnetic irrigated catheter. Now that it is available, we expect to use the Remote Magnetic Navigation System routinely to treat complex arrhythmias. The power of the magnetic irrigated catheter together with the precision of the Stereotaxis System represents a significant improvement in the management of complex arrhythmias.”
In a separate case, Dr.
“The performance of the magnetic irrigated catheter was exceptional,” said Dr. Tschopp. “We were able to deliver the necessary therapy and the patient is doing extremely well. I believe that the combination of remote magnetic navigation with the irrigated catheter will have the greatest, most immediate impact on treating complex left sided ablations. It is exciting for this tool to be available to the millions of people who have this disease.”
Prior to FDA approval, Dr.
“The details of our case at Intermountain demonstrate the full power of an irrigated catheter combined with the precision of magnetic navigation,” said Dr. Weiss. “We were able to maneuver the catheter into very difficult-to-reach anatomy, achieve excellent tissue-catheter contact, and successfully treat this complicated patient where other treatments had failed. This has been an extremely gratifying case and we look forward to broader and more consistent application of the magnetic irrigated catheter for complex cases at our Center going forward.”
“Everyone at Stereotaxis has been preparing for the introduction of the magnetic irrigated catheter in the U.S.,” said
Stereotaxis designs, manufactures and markets an advanced cardiology instrument control system for use in a hospital’s interventional surgical suite to enhance the treatment of coronary artery disease and arrhythmias. The Stereotaxis System is designed to enable physicians to complete more complex interventional procedures by providing image guided delivery of catheters and guidewires through the blood vessels and chambers of the heart to treatment sites. This is achieved using computer-controlled, externally applied magnetic fields that govern the motion of the working tip of the catheter or guidewire, resulting in improved navigation, shorter procedure time and reduced x-ray exposure. The core components of the Stereotaxis System have received regulatory clearance in the U.S.,
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