Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute First in U.S. to Use CARTO 3 Navigation System

 

November 3, 2009

The CARTO 3 Navigation System is a three-dimensional imaging system that allows electrophysiologists to quickly and accurately visualize cardiac anatomy. It is useful in the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). AF is the most common type of irregular heart rhythm in the United States, affecting an estimated 5.6 million people, and is increasing due to the rise in the aging population.

The CARTO 3 System gives doctors the ability to pinpoint the location of catheters during ablation procedures with speed, precision and clarity.

The System was cleared by the FDA in 2009.