EnSite Velocity Cardiac Mapping Supports Contact, Noncontact Mapping


September 15, 2009

St. Jude Medical's EnSite Velocity Cardiac Mapping System, which is designed to help physicians more efficiently diagnose and guide therapy to treat abnormal heart rhythms. Advancements in the design of the EnSite Velocity System increase procedural efficiency and speed, making it easier to use from set-up and operation, to clinical application, the company said.

With new hardware and software, the system offers simple set-up and connections, an intuitive software interface and includes two key new capabilities, the OneMap tool and RealReview function. The OneMap tool enables physicians to create a detailed cardiac model and electrical map together using multiple catheters and electrodes, allowing physicians to collect and display more relevant patient information in a shorter amount of time. The RealReview function provides real-time, side-by-side views of the live procedure and previously recorded portions of the procedure. This feature gives physicians a quick and easy comparison of events and results at different times throughout the procedure, without losing the ability to visualize and navigate catheters in real-time. The EnSite Velocity System is an open platform, which means that it is compatible with essentially all diagnostic and ablation catheters, recording systems and energy sources used for ablation procedures.

St. Jude said the system helps reduce fluoroscopy exposure and is the only mapping system capable of supporting both contact and noncontact mapping.

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