St. Jude Releases EnSite System Version 8.0
St. Jude Medical Inc. recently released its EnSite System Version 8.0, software designed to intuitively visualize the anatomy of the heart to diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms.
The EnSite System is used in minimally invasive electrophysiology (EP) procedures. Catheters with electrodes are inserted into the cardiac chamber and then are located and visualized by the EnSite System, which records electrical information and creates a rendering of the chamber anatomy. The resulting images help physicians create detailed heart models to facilitate the diagnosis and delivery of therapy. The EnSite System allows catheter navigation to occur without fluoroscopy and reduces the risk associated with X-ray exposure.
The new software expands the capability of the EnSite system to help physicians better visualize reentrant arrhythmia circuits, a common abnormal heart rhythm. The EnSite v.8.0 also gives physicians the ability to view how these reentrant circuits propagate or move about the cardiac chamber. This improves physicians’ ability to identify the location of the arrhythmia.