Navigation Links
CardioFocus HeartLight™ Endoscopic Ablation System Enables Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation: Live Case and Abstract Presented at EHRA EUROPACE 2011
Date:6/29/2011

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CardioFocus, Inc., developer of the HeartLight™ Endoscopic Ablation System (EAS) for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), announced today  that its technology was featured in a live case and scientific abstract presented at the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) EUROPACE 2011 congress on June 28 in Madrid, Spain.

The case, "Atrial fibrillation ablation using laser balloon technology," demonstrated successful isolation of all pulmonary veins in a single procedure with HeartLight EAS. Presenters Vivek Y. Reddy, MD, of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA and Petr Neuzil, MD, of Na Homolce Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic, performed the ablation on a 69-year-old male with paroxysmal AF at Na Homolce Hospital.

"The advantages offered by HeartLight EAS made it a very favorable system to address the patient's atrial fibrillation," said Dr. Reddy. "The system offers direct visualization of the heart tissue, which helped ensure contiguity of the ablation lesions. Clinical data indicates that because of this, HeartLight EAS offers an improved ability to achieve durable, reproducible PV isolation."

Additionally, an abstract presentation, "Is pure visually guided pulmonary vein isolation feasible using an endoscopic ablation system?," examined the use of HeartLight EAS in 35 patients with drug-refractory atrial fibrillation. In a single procedure, HeartLight EAS with the aid of a supplemental spiral catheter achieved an acute pulmonary vein (PV) isolation rate of 98%. Among the 18 patients completing six months follow up, 78% were in stable sinus rhythm without antiarrhythmic drugs.

"The compliant balloon catheter enables optimal visualization and tissue contact," said Julian Chun, MD, of Cardioangiologisches Centrum Bethanien, Frankfurt, Germany and one of the presenting physicians. "Physicians can use the technology to isolate all veins, regardless of individual anatomy, and with minimal repositioning for a more efficient procedure that may translate to improved PV isolation."

Stephen Sagon, President and CEO of CardioFocus Inc., commented, "The scientific sessions at EUROPACE further validate the potential benefits of HeartLight EAS in treating atrial fibrillation patients. In particular, the live case demonstrated how the system enables physicians to truly see within the heart and visually direct the application of laser energy to achieve PV isolation within a single procedure."

About CardioFocus, Inc.CardioFocus, Inc. is a medical device manufacturer dedicated to advancing ablation treatment for cardiac disorders such as atrial fibrillation (AF). Its novel HeartLight Endoscopic Ablation System for catheter ablation incorporates an endoscope to provide physicians with the capacity to see within the heart, and for the first time, visually direct the application of laser energy to achieve durable pulmonary vein isolation.

The HeartLight Endoscopic Ablation System received CE Mark in 2009 for the treatment of atrial fibrillation, and is commercially available at leading institutions throughout Europe. The device is investigational in the U.S., with a pivotal study expected to commence in 2011. CardioFocus is headquartered in Marlborough, MA.  For more information on the company and its technology, please visit www.CardioFocus.com.

The scientific information discussed in this news release is preliminary and investigative. The CardioFocus HeartLight Endoscopic Ablation System is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and no conclusions can or should be drawn regarding the safety or effectiveness of the system. Only FDA can determine whether the product candidates are safe and effective for the use(s) being investigated. Healthcare professionals should refer to/rely upon FDA-approved labeling for the products, and not the information discussed in this news release.Company Contact:

Media Contact:Anjie Roldan

Lisa Cook  Vice President Finance

(646) 536-7012 (508) 658-7237

lcook@theruthgroup.com  aroldan@cardiofocus.com
'/>"/>

SOURCE CardioFocus, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. CardioFocus HeartLight™ Endoscopic Ablation System to be Featured at EHRA EUROPACE 2011
2. New Studies Support CardioFocus HeartLight™ Endoscopic Ablation Systems Notable Treatment Results for Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
3. CardioFocus Secures $5M Credit Facility with Silicon Valley Bank
4. CardioFocus Endoscopic Ablation System Earns CE Mark to Treat Atrial Fibrillation; US Clinical Investigation Underway
5. Boston Scientific Begins U.S. and International Launch of Expect™ Endoscopic Ultrasound Aspiration Needle
6. Kimberly-Clark Health Care Presents an OR-Live™ Premiere Webcast - Endoscopic Placement Method of Balloon-Retained Feeding Tubes
7. International Leaders in Electrophysiology Discuss Improving Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Using Novel Endoscopically Guided Laser Ablation Catheter
8. Practice Guidelines Confirm Utility of Endoscopic Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) for the Treatment of Barretts Esophagus
9. MAQUET Cardiovascular Launches New VASOVIEW 6 PRO Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting System
10. Apollo Endosurgery Demonstrates Clinical Functionality of the Newly Launched OverStitch™ Endoscopic Suturing System in Bariatric Repairs and GI Therapy
11. VirtuoSaph® Plus Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting System from Terumo Continues the Advancement of the Minimally Invasive Technique for Coronary and Peripheral Artery Bypass Grafting
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/21/2017)... ResMed (NYSE: RMD ), BMC ( ... Florida ) today announced they have agreed on a global ... be permitted to sell their existing products in exchange for royalty ... to 3B to close the Florida litigation ... of liability or wrongdoing by any party. The ...
(Date:1/21/2017)...  Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law ... (NASDAQ: KMPH ) of the federal securities class ... directors and underwriters of the Company,s April 16, 2015 Initial ... plaintiff. The lawsuit has been filed in the ... Johnson County on behalf of all those who ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the ... and Future" report to their offering. ... This research service on the global ... and provides a snapshot of the key participants in the market. ... provided from 2016 to 2020. The market is expected to grow ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:1/23/2017)... Angeles, California (PRWEB) , ... January 23, 2017 , ... ... Era” principles, has added Mr. Olympia Classic Physique bodybuilder Breon Ansley to its growing ... began competing as a bodybuilder in 2012 and in less than a year was ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... ... “Crossing the Bar”: a moving and eloquent drama depicting the events that happen ... creation of published author, Charlotte Hotte, a North Carolina native, a mother of two, ... book to her sister, Denise, wishes to acknowledge her savior, Jesus Christ, along with ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... Valentine’s Day is a time when many people celebrate romance and love ... may be looking for the ideal present, Atlanta-based Perimeter Plastic Surgery is offering ... free. Or, spend $200 and get $50 free. , “A lot of people just ...
(Date:1/22/2017)... ... January 22, 2017 , ... Medical lab testing through hospitals ... of a simple test will take days to arrive to the end customer, having ... direct access to their lab tests, bypassing the cost and delay of traditional means. ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... January 21, 2017 , ... Seamild, the largest manufacturer ... futuristic vision of its owner and founder. As Oat is recognized globally as one ... he knows personally as he believes it is a move to sow the seed ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):