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|Clinical Study Validates Efficiencies of Stereotaxis Niobe® ES System Compared to Niobe II System|
“Our aim with this study was to quantify the clinical improvements that we have experienced with complex arrhythmia ablations, specifically AF, since upgrading to the Niobe ES system,” said
In the Saint-Étienne study, researchers compared data on 92 consecutive patients treated with the Niobe ES system to 92 consecutive patients treated using the Niobe II system for symptomatic drug-refractory atrial fibrillation. The percentage of circumferential pulmonary vein isolation, as confirmed via spiral catheter recording during ablation, was 100%. Procedure time was significantly lower with the Niobe ES system than the Niobe II system (1.9 ± 0.4 vs. 2.7 ± 1h, p < 0.0001), as was X-ray duration (12 ± 4 vs. 15 ± 7 min, p = 0.001).
The Electrophysiology Unit (EP) at CHU of Saint-Étienne first implemented
The Niobe ES system constitutes Stereotaxis’ fourth generation magnetic navigation technology, designed to improve functionality through faster computing hardware, new motion controllers and a more intuitive user interface. By creating a near real-time response to catheter movement commands, the Niobe ES enables an operator to navigate an ablation catheter more quickly, precisely and with little fluoroscopic guidance. The ensuing results can be faster anatomy-specific ablation procedures with significantly less X-ray exposure to the patient and physician.
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