The FDA has cleared St. Jude Medical’s Reflexion Spiral Variable Radius Mapping Catheter featuring a circular loop at the tip that expands from 15 mm to 25 mm to fit a variety of patient anatomies. It is the only variable radius circular mapping catheter available with bi-directional deflection, which provides enhanced versatility for complex left atrial procedures. It also features the proprietary ComfortGrip handle to give physicians improved comfort and control during electrophysiology (EP) procedures.
Mapping Catheter Deflects in Two Directions
Using human AFib simulations, the researchers demonstrated that their technique can stop the catheter at the right target and identify the source type with a 95.25 percent success rate. This new algorithm also is effective in scarred tissue, which makes ablation more challenging, and has a 99 percent detection rate regardless of the scar size. Image courtesy of Florida Atlantic University.