Stereotaxis Introduces Respiratory Compensation Feature for Remote Magnetic Navigation Procedures
“With the stable focal contact Niobe provides, the latest iteration of Ablation History and Respiratory Compensation creates a more precise representation of where lesion sets are actually being created. I am confident this further improves my ability to create contiguous lesions,” said
Respiratory motion of the heart during cardiac ablation procedures can affect the quality and accuracy of catheter localization within mapping technologies and the automation capabilities of the Niobe system. Respiratory Compensation corrects this distortion by automatically monitoring the movements of a reference catheter over the respiratory cycle and applying an algorithm, involving both the ablation and reference catheters, to filter out respiratory motion. Calculating the correct position of the ablation catheter over the respiratory cycle provides the physician with clearer ablation information and improves the automatic movement of the ablation catheter to targeted positions.
“This most recent enhancement to our Niobe system further supports physicians in their creation of successful linear lesions, which is key to optimizing clinical outcomes,” added
In 2014, the Company introduced the Ablation History software feature to the Niobe system, which provides a real-time, visual display of the catheter’s power output and duration, giving the physician greater visibility of potential lesion gaps, one of the common failure points to achieving favorable ablation outcomes. More than 8,000 procedures have been performed with the Ablation History tool since its introduction.
The core components of Stereotaxis’ systems have received regulatory clearance in
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