Multicenter Study Reveals Improved Long-Term Success Rates With Stereotaxis Technology in Ventricular Tachycardia
“This study further supports the strength of the Niobe system in effectively finding and eliminating even the most difficult to treat arrhythmias,” said
The retrospective study reported on a total of 218 consecutive patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy and scar size greater than 60 cm2 undergoing VT ablation in multiple centers. Eighty patients were treated with manual ablation and 138 patients underwent ablation with the Niobe system. Substrate mapping and an ablation technique utilizing scar homogenization were performed, with the end point of elimination of all abnormal electrograms within and around the scar area. The density of mapping was higher (p<0.001) and the mean mapping time was lower (p<0.001) in the Niobe group when compared to the manual ablation group. Moreover, while acute success was achieved in 99.5% of all patients, at 15±6.8 month follow-up, 81.2% of patients in the Niobe group were VT recurrence free compared to 69% of the manual catheter patient group (p=0.037).
The core components of Stereotaxis’ systems have received regulatory clearance in
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