Hansen Medical of Mountain View, California just received FDA approval to market the company’s new CoHesion visualization module for complex electrophysiology (EP) mapping procedures, a technology that bridges St Jude’s 3D visualization guidance system EnSite™ with Hansen’s 3D robotic navigation system Sensei™. We first reported about Sensei™ robotic system back in January 2007.
This integrated EP solution offers a software interface between the Hansen Medical Sensei(TM) Robotic Catheter system and the EnSite(TM) System advanced mapping software from St. Jude Medical, Inc. Hansen Medical’s platform solution offers physicians the ability to instinctively navigate a catheter during the diagnostic phase of a complex cardiac arrhythmia procedure. The new CoHesion module imports the EnSite System’s 3D cardiac chamber model with anatomic labeling into the Sensei system’s main navigation window, allowing physicians to see the location of Hansen Medical’s Artisan(TM) Control Catheters within the heart in 3D.
The EnSite System offers state of the art technology for localization and visualization of EP catheters in 3D, and the Sensei system offers 3D remote manipulation of catheters with instinctive control. Previously, two dimensional technologies, such as fluoroscopy or ultrasound were used to assist physicians with guiding catheters inside the heart. Combining the Sensei and EnSite System technologies is intended to provide physicians with 3D visualization that is expected to optimize control over placement of the catheter in specific locations.
St. Jude Medical’s EnSite System is an advanced technology for mapping the electrical activity of the heart, and for localizing and visualizing electrophysiology catheters in real-time. The EnSite System creates 3D graphical displays of cardiac anatomy and arrhythmias, and enables catheter navigation without the use of fluoroscopy.
The Sensei system uses computer-based catheter technology to provide stable and predictable control of catheter movement. This innovative technology is designed to provide fine guide catheter control in 3D to enable physicians the ability to access hard-to-reach anatomy, and to maintain stability during interventional procedures. The physician workstation is adaptable to existing EP procedure rooms and can be placed away from the field of direct radiation. The disposable Artisan(TM) Control Catheter is comprised of inner and outer steerable guide catheters that accommodate indicated percutaneous catheters.
Product page: Presenting the CoHesion™ 3D Visualization Module…
Press release: Hansen Medical Announces FDA Clearance for CoHesion(TM) Module…
Flashbacks: The Sensei™ Robotic Catheter System