When cardiac electro-physiologists are burning off cardiac tissue during catheter ablative procedures, they don’t really know for sure how much force they are actually applying. This can lead to burning off more than just the ectopic focus. To deal with the problem, Endosense out of Geneva, Switzerland has developed, and last May received European approval for, the TactiCath force-sensing ablation catheter. Now the company has signed a distibution agreement for BIOTRONIK (Berlin, Germany) to release the device to the cath lab market across the world, save for Japan and United States.
Some features of the TactiCath:
Integrated with Touch+ fiber optic sensor technology Real-time and highly accurate tip-to-tissue contact force measurements Measurement and display of tip-to-tissue angles and orientation 3.5 mm open irrigated tip Shaft: 7 F, usable length 115 cm Tip electrode: 3.5 mm, open irrigated Electrode Spacing: 2-5-2 mm Curve Shape: D curve, 65 mm
Press releases: BIOTRONIK and Endosense Sign International Exclusive Distribution Partnership…; ENDOSENSE RECEIVES CE MARK FOR TACTICATH FORCE-SENSING ABLATION CATHETER…(.pdf)
Product page: TactiCath…