St. Jude Medical has received European approval and is now launching the latest version of the company’s EnSite cardiac mapping system. Without the use of fluoroscopy, the EnSite Velocity™ Cardiac Mapping System delivers volumetric live mapping of the anatomical structures and electrical foci of the heart, and promises to help cardiologists place ablative catheters with precision and safety.
From St. Jude Medical:
With new hardware and software, the system offers simple set-up and connections, an intuitive software interface and includes two key new capabilities: the OneMap™ tool and RealReview™ function. The OneMap tool enables physicians to simultaneously create a detailed cardiac model and electrical map using multiple catheters and electrodes, allowing physicians to collect and display more relevant patient information in a shorter amount of time. The RealReview function provides real-time, side-by-side views of the live procedure and previously recorded portions of the procedure, giving physicians a quick and easy comparison of events and results at different times throughout the procedure, without losing the ability to visualize and navigate catheters in real-time.
The new EnSite Velocity System maintains the strengths and clinical utility that have made the EnSite™ System the leading cardiac mapping system, while incorporating significant improvements into the design. The EnSite Velocity System continues its longstanding ability to visualize multiple catheters and electrodes and is the only mapping system capable of supporting both contact and non-contact mapping, giving the EnSite Velocity System unmatched versatility in its ability to map any arrhythmia. Additionally, the EnSite Velocity System is an open platform, which means that it is compatible with essentially all diagnostic and ablation catheters, recording systems and energy sources used for ablation procedures.
Press release: St. Jude Medical Announces European CE Mark Approval and First Use of Next-Generation Cardiac Mapping System
Product page: EnSite Velocity Cardiac Mapping System
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