Boston Scientific Launches New EP Guide Sheath
Boston Scientific Corporation announced the United States market launch of its Z Flex-270 Steerable Sheath. The device is intended for use in a wide range of electrophysiology (EP) procedures to facilitate the introduction and placement of diagnostic and therapeutic catheters within the heart. The company plans to launch the product immediately in the United States.
The Z Flex-270 Steerable Sheath is compatible with catheters up to 12 French.
Atrial fibrillation, which affects approximately 15 million patients worldwide, is an arrhythmia associated with a rapid rhythm in the upper chambers of the heart. Patients are most often treated with anti-arrhythmic drugs, which can often cause adverse side effects. Cardiac ablation with a radiofrequency ablation catheter is increasingly becoming an option for patients who cannot tolerate these medications.
As of April 12, 2012, Boston Scientific has no FDA-approved cardiac ablation catheters for the treatment of atrial fibrillation.
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