Navigation Links
Speedy Procedures Demonstrate Excitement and Continued Interest in Novel Multi-Electrode Ablation System
Date:1/16/2008

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Ablation Frontiers, Inc., a privately-held medical device company, announced today a successful series of catheter ablations using the company's Tip-Versatile Ablation Catheter(TM) (T-VAC). Dr. Vince Paul of the St. Peter's Hospital in Chertsey, United Kingdom is one of three leading European sites that have been evaluating this new multi-electrode linear ablation catheter since November 2007. He performed four ablation procedures for atrial flutter, a potentially dangerous irregular heart rhythm.

Diagnosed with typical atrial flutter, an arrhythmia originating from the upper chambers of the heart, the patients had all suffered from periodic episodes of palpitations, dizziness, or fatigue. "I would often get lightheaded and notice my heart was racing," said one patient who had tried several medications unsuccessfully for this "short circuit" of the heart's normal rhythm.

Performed in a cardiac catheterization laboratory, the T-VAC is inserted through a vein in the patient's leg and traversed into the heart. Dr. Paul then moved the catheter tip in the heart until he identified the precise area of cardiac tissue responsible for the irregular heart rhythm. Simultaneously applying radiofrequency (RF) energy to all six T-VAC electrodes with the Ablation Frontiers GENius(TM) RF Multi-Channel generator, Dr Paul was able to create "lesions" approximately 30mm in length. These lesions modify the cardiac tissue to block the abnormal electrical conduction. For one patient, a single ablation created in just 90 seconds completely blocked the short circuit. Another two patients required only two or three ablations to fix their arrhythmia. All four patients were successfully treated and left the Catheterization Laboratory with a normal heart rhythm.

After the final procedure of the day, which lasted 20 minutes, Dr. Paul said, "With the T-VAC and GENius generator I could create a long contiguous lesion without having to drag the catheter along the surface of the heart. I am very pleased with this novel design, which allows for potentially shorter & safer linear ablations." Dr. Paul represents one of approximately 10 physicians that will utilize the catheter during an upcoming introduction period.

Having received the CE Mark for the T-VAC in September 2007, Ablation Frontiers will feature the T-VAC at the Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium, taking place January 17-19, 2008 at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center. The T-VAC is expected to be launched into the broad European market in the second quarter of 2008.

Ablation Frontiers CEO, Keegan Harper said, "the T-VAC will be a strong complement to our other product offerings and allow us to offer advanced treatment to all patients needing an ablation therapy whether it be in the right or left side of the heart. The T-VAC will also enable treating physicians to perform ablation procedures in substantially less time than what is currently possible."

Federal Law limits these devices to investigational use in the United States.

About Ablation Frontiers

Ablation Frontiers is an emerging, venture-backed medical device company based in Carlsbad, California. The company received $21.8 million Series C financing in June 2007, led by the Novartis Venture Fund, to drive clinical development and market expansion for their novel Cardiac Ablation System. Founded in 2004, the company is focused on developing and commercializing innovative products for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. In late 2006, Ablation Frontiers received the CE Mark and actively markets its portfolio of anatomical-based catheters and a multi-channel RF generator in the European Union. To learn more about the company, visit http://www.ablationfrontiers.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Ablation Frontiers, Inc.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Speedy Mini-Stroke Care Pays Off
2. EndoGastric Solutions Opens Three Training Centers to Keep Up with Demand from Surgeons Wanting to Learn StomaphyX(TM) Procedures
3. Patients need to know that nuclear medicine procedures can trigger radiation alarms
4. Non-Invasive Fat-Melting Procedures - Hype or Reality?
5. UI researchers seek to ease childrens pain during medical procedures
6. Prominent Farmington Plastic Surgeon Uses Two New Non-Surgical Procedures to Tighten Skin and Remove Fat
7. Decrease in the use of radiotherapy procedures for the treatment of cancer in hospitals
8. New Device for Clearing Blocked Arteries in the Legs Receives FDA Clearance for Peripheral Use - Procedures Performed Across the US Within First 48 Hours
9. Study Shows Cosmetic Surgery on the Rise as Safety and Efficacy of Procedures Increase
10. Smoking can harm the long-term effects of some oral surgery procedures
11. UK junior doctors gaining less experience of common procedures
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... 2016 , ... This campaign aims to provide a path to improved education ... control and change. , As nearly 795,000 Americans suffering from a new or recurrent ... Plus, with an estimated 129,000 of these people dying from stroke, it’s become our ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... Aimed at nurses and employees ... stories, courtesy of leaders in the nursing and health care industry. It also ... advocates and associations—namely Jones & Bartlett Learning. , Jones & Bartlett Learning is ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Despite last week’s media reports ... Yellen and company to wait until March 2017 for an interest rate increase, according ... Robinson College of Business. , “The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) dot charts are ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... and clinical outcomes, hosted members and suppliers for its inaugural Member Conference at ... on their mission of elevating the operational health of America’s healthcare providers. , ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... Florida (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... House® Project offering a new model of care for living and healing, celebrated ... core values: Meaningful Life in a Real Home provided by Empowered Staff. , “This ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/27/2016)... Amarantus BioScience Holdings, Inc. ... Regenerative Medicine, Neurology and Orphan Diseases, today announced that President & ... upcoming investor conferences: SeeThru Equity MicroCap Conference   ... New York City , NY When: Tuesday, May ... Conference   Where: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42 ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... NASHVILLE, Tenn. , May 26, 2016 ... provider of software and analytics, network solutions ... healthcare, today announced it entered into a ... leading provider of outpatient software solutions and ... surgery centers, specialty hospitals and rehabilitation clinics ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... , Germany and GERMANTOWN, ... QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN ; Frankfurt Prime Standard: ... licensing and co-development agreement with Therawis Diagnostics GmbH to develop ... be to develop and market PITX2 as a marker to ... high-risk breast cancer patients. "We are pleased to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: