ReCor Medical Advances Ultrasound-Based Renal Denervation System


January 28, 2014
ReCor Medical Paradise System Renal Denervation RDN Therapy Hypertension
January 28, 2014 — ReCor Medical advanced its Paradise System for renal denervation (RDN) for treatment resistant hypertension (HTN).
The company received CE marking for the latest generation of its ultrasound-based renal denervation system. Patients were treated with the system in December 2013 at the Universitats–Herzzentrum, Bad Krozingen, Germany by Prof. Thomas Zeller, M.D. and Elias Noory, M.D.
"The initial procedures with the Paradise System highlighted the generator's ability to automatically customize energy delivery based on the patient's artery size while maintaining a consistent level of cooling protection," Zeller and  Noory said.
Drs. Nicolas Van Mieghem and Joost Daemen, Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, used for the first time ReCor's Radiance catheter line, which is 5 French and rapid-exchange compatible to be introduced in the radial artery.
"Last Friday's procedures using the new Radiance catheter with access via the radial artery marks a significant new approach to making the RDN procedure quicker, safer and potentially more cost-effective for hospitals and patients," they said. “This system's radial artery access and 10 second ablation time should allow us to treat a patient in a minimally invasive way within 30 minutes, and then let that patient go home the same day."
The Paradise System uses radial ultrasound as its energy source with water-based convective cooling.
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