Advanced 3D Vessel Road Mapping and Magnetic Guidewire Navigation
Capabilities Demonstrated in Multiple Cases
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stereotaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: STXS) announced today the details of successful, live percutaneous coronary and peripheral cases performed with the Stereotaxis Magnetic Navigation System and broadcast to the Main Arena at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) symposium, held this week in Washington D.C. In each of the cases, Stereotaxis technology was used to create a three-dimensional (3D) roadmap of a stenotic or occluded vessel which aided magnetic guidewire crossing of the occlusion or stenosis for successful delivery of the necessary therapy.
-- Coronary Bifurcation Stenosis -- In the first case, a 3D image of the
bifurcation was constructed from multiple x-ray images and the images
were overlaid on real-time fluoroscopy to create a centerline roadmap
through the lesion. Two Stereotaxis magnetic guidewires were
efficiently navigated down the stenotic branches of the bifurcation.
The guidewires successfully crossed the stenoses and two stents were
deployed. This procedure was performed on Monday, October 22 by Dr.
Jeff Moses of New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.
-- Chronic Total Occlusion -- This second case included the treatment of a
coronary chronic total occlusion, or CTO. A 3D roadmap of the fully
occluded vessel, based on recently conducted CT studies, was created
using the Stereotaxis system. Overlaid onto real-time fluoroscopy, the
roadmap enabled guidewire advancement, CTO lesion crossing and therapy
delivery. This procedure was also performed by Dr. Moses, on Tuesday,
-- Subclavian Stenosis -- The third Stereotaxis live case demonstration at
TCT, also on Tuesday the 23rd, was pe
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