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Stereotaxis Announces First Uses of the NAVISTAR(R) RMT THERMOCOOL(R) Catheter
Date:3/6/2009

ST. LOUIS, March 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stereotaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: STXS) announced today that clinicians at two centers in the United States have performed successful cardiac ablation procedures with the NAVISTAR(R) RMT THERMOCOOL(R) catheter since the announcement of its approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on February 26.

In the first procedure with the magnetic irrigated catheter, Dr. Andrea Natale, Executive Medical Director of the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center in Austin, Texas, successfully treated a 65-year old male with persistent left-sided abnormal heart rhythm.

"This was a very complicated case," said Dr. Natale. "The procedure was flawless, and the patient is doing extremely well. We are very pleased with the performance of the magnetic irrigated catheter. Now that it is available, we expect to use the Remote Magnetic Navigation System routinely to treat complex arrhythmias. The power of the magnetic irrigated catheter together with the precision of the Stereotaxis System represents a significant improvement in the management of complex arrhythmias."

In a separate case, Dr. David Tschopp, electrophysiologist at The Heart Hospital of Austin, treated a 72-year old male patient with atrial flutter.

"The performance of the magnetic irrigated catheter was exceptional," said Dr. Tschopp. "We were able to deliver the necessary therapy and the patient is doing extremely well. I believe that the combination of remote magnetic navigation with the irrigated catheter will have the greatest, most immediate impact on treating complex left sided ablations. It is exciting for this tool to be available to the millions of people who have this disease."

Prior to FDA approval, Dr. Peter Weiss, MD MSc at Intermountain Medic
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