Magnetically-Guided Catheter Aids Atrial Flutter Treatment


January 12, 2010

The Celsius RMT ThermoCool ablation catheter for use with Stereotaxis' magnetic navigation system in the treatment of type 1 atrial flutter.

The product is the fifth advanced ablation catheter resulting from the on-going co-development agreement between Stereotaxis and Biosense Webster to design and distribute magnetically enabled catheters for mapping and ablation.

The Celsius RMT and NaviStar RMT catheters are the only magnetic catheters matched to the navigational software of the Niobe Magnetic Navigation System for highly precise catheter manipulation.

With the Celsius RMT ThermoCool catheter, the family of magnetic irrigated ablation catheters offers localized and non-localized technology. Localized catheters are used for more complex arrhythmias requiring 3D electro-anatomic mapping for precise diagnosis, whereas non-localized catheters are typically used for a broader array of arrhythmias, which can be treated using basic imaging and ECG recordings.

The Celsius RMT ThermoCool catheter was granted CE mark for distribution in the European Union in October 2009. It gained FDA clearance in January 2010.

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