In this system, an implantable sensor, which measures glucose levels using an enzyme-based electrochemical technology, was inserted in the bloodstream near the right atrium of the heart
The AF ablation procedure, commonly called Pulmonary Vein Isolation, utilizes ProRhythm's proprietary balloon catheter which is inserted through a vein in the leg of the patient and advanced into the left atrium of the heart
The procedure requires a trans-septal approach, making a small hole in the atrial septum to access the left atrium of the heart
and a detailed electrophysiological study to detect pulmonary vein electrical potentials.
First, this study confirms that Connexin 40 plays a critical role in the electrical conduction in the atrium of the heart
," said Dr.
While sitting at the console, I was literally immersed inside the patient's left atrium of the heart
with an incredible view of the operative field.
Active steerability allows the catheter to be moved throughout the left atrium of the heart
and facilitates placement of the catheter at each of the four pulmonary veins -- the target treatment sites during this procedure.
With a totally endoscopic approach, we used the da Vinci(TM) System to dissect the superior and inferior vena cava, place the snares, open the pericardium and the atrium of the heart
exposing the septum," explained Dr.
Food and Drug Administration cleared the EnSite System for use in diagnostic mapping of complex arrhythmias in the right atrium of the heart
during the second quarter of 1999, and cleared the EnSite NavX Surface Electrode Kit to display the position of conventional electrophysiology catheters in any chamber of the heart in the second quarter of 2003.
The AF ablation procedure, commonly called Pulmonary Vein Isolation, utilizes a proprietary balloon catheter that is inserted through a vein in the leg of the patient and advanced into the left atrium of the heart