Stereotaxis Features Remote Magnetic System at HRS 2009


May 13, 2009

May 13, 2009 – Stereotaxis Inc. said this week the Heart Rhythm 2009 formal program contains 21 podium and poster presentations in which its Niobe system is either featured or discussed regarding the treatment of complex cardiac arrhythmias.

The presentations include new efficacy data on the use of Stereotaxis’ partnered magnetic irrigated catheter at centers in Copenhagen and Hamburg. Xu Chen, M.D., from Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen will present “Acute and Long-Term Outcomes of Remote Magnetic Navigation for Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation Using a Magnetic Irrigated Ablation Catheter” at a session beginning at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 15, in Room 162. At the same session, Erik Weissner of Asklepios Klinik St. Georg in Hamburg will present “Magnetically Navigated Remote Pulmonary Vein Isolation Utilizing the Second Generation 3.5 mm Magnetic Irrigated Tip Catheter.”

Also, Tamas Szili-Torok, M.D., of Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam and Jinjin Wu, M.D., of the German Heart Center in Munich will present at Stereotaxis Booth 778 their experiences with the Niobe Remote Magnetic Navigation System and the treatment of arrhythmias in children. These booth presentations are separate from their independent conference presentations on the same subjects.

At Stereotaxis’ booth, Dr. Szili-Torok will speak at 10 a.m. on Friday; his presentation is titled, “Magnetic Navigation for the Treatment of Pediatric Complex Congenital Arrhythmias.” Dr. Wu will present at 3 p.m. Friday with “Mapping of Atrial Tachycardia: Remote Navigation in Post-Operative Patients with Congenital Heart Disease.” These presentations will provide a forum for clinicians to share their pediatric experiences and techniques, and demonstrate the growing interest of pediatric electrophysiologists in adding magnetic navigation to their cardiology services.

At two clinical forums during the conference, participants will be able to view and control the playback of complete EP cases on laptops connected to the Odyssey Cinema server, which enables clinicians to use an Odyssey Workstation to remotely control a catheter.

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