St. Jude Medical has received the European CE mark for yet another ablation catheter, its Therapy Cool Flex ablation catheter. It is the first ablation catheter with a fully-irrigated and flexible tip available for treating cardiac arrhythmias. It has a flexible coil spring-loaded and laser-cut tip with irrigation slits in a zig-zag pattern to accommodate cardiac anatomy and to ensure efficient cooling of the tip. Conformation with the endocardial contours ensures efficient energy delivery. The catheter is not yet available in the United States.
Press release: St. Jude Medical Announces European Approval of Industry’s First Flexible Tip Ablation Catheter