St. Jude Medical won the European CE Mark for its ViewFlex Xtra Intracardiac Echocardiography ICE Catheter. Inserted via the femoral vein, the four-way controllable tip is positioned within the heart and provides anatomical imagery to the physician and bloodflow within.
The one hand operated catheter is used with the company’s feature rich ViewMate Z Intracardiac Ultrasound Console. The ViewVlex ICE Catheter was approved in July of last year by the FDA.
Offering a four-way directional tip, the ViewFlex Xtra ICE Catheter also has the added benefit of auto-lock steering, which allows for single-handed operation of the catheter to minimize repositioning. Paired with the ViewMate™ Z Intracardiac Ultrasound Console, the integrated products help clinicians better visualize, in real-time, a patient’s cardiac anatomy, including internal structure of the heart and blood flow direction. The high-resolution images and vivid color displays provide improved guidance for physicians.
Product page: ViewFlex™ Xtra ICE Catheter