EPD’s Cardiac Mapping and Navigation System received CE Mark approval
CE Mark approval was sought for EPD‘s Cardiac Mapping and Navigation System. The system helps electrophysiologists navigate the heart by generating a succinct 3D Map while imaging and locating the exact location and orientation of catheters in the heart during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for cardiac arrhythmias.
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an abnormal heart rhythm characterized by an irregular and rapid heartbeat. As the most common form of arrhythmia, it affects about 3% of the population in North America and Europe, and is the second leading cause of stroke.
Professor Shlomo Ben-Haim, EPD’s Founder and Chairman. Explaining that the system produces real-time highly detailed cardiac imaging and navigation when used with standard sensor-less EP catheters, Professor Ben-Haim added: “We are extremely eager to introduce physicians to our technology, which will reduce procedure costs, simplify navigation and treatment, and ultimately improve procedure efficacy.”
One of the class features extended by EPD’s system is the Panoramic View that provides a flattened 3D view of the whole cardiac chamber.
Dr. Yitzhack Schwartz, Chief Medical Director at EPD’s R&D subsidiary said “Using the intuitive Panoramic View, the system operator can navigate and ablate as if holding a pen and writing on paper”.