News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | October 06, 2016

St. Jude Medical Announces Full European Release of EnSite Precision Cardiac Mapping System

The new system maps the heart during ablation procedures for treating cardiac arrhythmias

St. Jude Medical, Ensite Precision cardiac mapping system, full European market release

October 6, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced a full market release of its EnSite Precision cardiac mapping system and new Sensor Enabled tools in Europe. The new platform is now installed and active in more than 100 sites across Europe and has been used to support more than 5,000 ablation cases since the system’s CE Mark approval in January 2016.

Used in ablation procedures to visualize and navigate catheters in the heart, the EnSite Precision cardiac mapping system provides highly detailed anatomical models and maps to effectively enable diagnosis of a wide range of arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms) — including complex cases of atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia — and guide therapy. The system combines magnetic and impedance technologies to transform procedures with intuitive automation, expanded procedural options and tailored care using superior flexibility, and it allows effective management of patients through greater accuracy.

“I see the most significant impact of this technological platform in supporting ablation cases in patients with complex and advanced cardiac arrhythmias,” said Prof. Gerhard Hindricks, director of the Department of Electrophysiology at University of Leipzig Heart Center in Germany. “Today, we are seeing more and more patients with complex and demanding cardiac arrhythmias, which require a very, very precise and fast analysis and ablation strategy. The EnSite Precision platform supports it all, from fast access to target sites, fast and precise mapping data generation to automatic data analysis.”

The EnSite Precision cardiac mapping system is flexible and enhances workflow efficiency by allowing physicians to optimize mapping of the heart chambers using the new St. Jude Medical Sensor Enabled toolset and customize procedures to address the circumstances of each case. The FlexAbility Ablation Catheter, Sensor Enabled can enhance procedural versatility and precision; it combines an advanced handle with a bendable irrigated catheter tip to conform to the cardiac anatomy, allowing for effective lesion formation. Designed for advanced handling and maneuverability, the Advisor FL Circular Mapping Catheter, Sensor Enabled allows for precise navigation and model creation with impedance-field flexibility and magnetic-field stability.

The system also allows real-time catheter navigation to occur using minimal fluoroscopy, thus reducing potential for risks associated with excessive radiation exposure for patients and clinicians.

In addition to Europe, the EnSite Precision cardiac mapping system is available in other markets, including Hong Kong and Singapore. St. Jude Medical is pursuing U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance to make the system available in the United States.

For more information: www.sjm.com

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