Navigation Links
nContact Announces Initiation of Clinical Trials for the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation in Open-Chest Procedures
Date:11/16/2009

MORRISVILLE, N.C., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- nContact Surgical, Inc. ("nContact"), a leader in the investigation of devices for non-invasive treatment for heart conditions, today announced the initiation of a clinical trial designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of its Numeris® - AF Tethered Coagulation System with VisiTrax® device in an open-chest concomitant procedure for the treatment of longstanding persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). This multi-center, non-randomized, prospective clinical trial will enroll up to 107 participants at 15 study sites across the United States.

"We developed our coagulation system based on the integration of suction, perfusion, and energy to create non-conductive, bi-atrial lesions. What is unique about this study is that we are creating a comprehensive lesion pattern on a beating heart to interrupt atrial fibrillation circuits located across both atria," said John P. Funkhouser, President and CEO of nContact. "Our hope is that this study will lead to participants being free from AF and completely off class I and class III antiarrhythmic drugs (AADs)* following their treatment."

The clinical trial procedure involves creating a bi-atrial lesion pattern on a beating heart to block electrical signals that cause AF. The lesions are created using nContact's tethered device on the upper chambers of the heart, the left and right atria, where the AF occurs. Once the lesions have been created, a cardiothoracic surgeon will be able to confirm intra-operatively through pacing whether the lesions are non-conductive and the pulmonary veins are isolated.

"The nContact technology enables me to create a comprehensive biatrial lesion pattern on a beating heart. We look forward to investigating the ability to treat atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing open heart surgery with the hope of establishing the lesion pattern with superior results," commented Dr. Edward Garrett, Jr., Principal Investigator from Baptist Memorial Hospital Heart Institute, Memphis.

For more information about the Numeris-AF Tethered Coagulation with VisiTrax trial, please visit www.clinicaltrials.gov (study number NCT00950092).

*The decision to stop the use of AADs will be decided by each participant's physician evaluation of the participant's medical status.

About nContact Surgical, Inc .

nContact is a medical device company founded in 2005 with the company mission to develop devices for the endoscopic treatment of arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation (AF).

To date, The Numeris® Coagulation System with VisiTrax® is indicated for the coagulation of cardiac tissue (resulting in lesion creation) in the United States. nContact has initiated clinical studies for the treatment of AF in both open and closed chest procedures. The Numeris Coagulation System with VisiTrax has CE Mark approval in Europe for the specific indication for the coagulation of cardiac tissue for the treatment of atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter.

    nContact, Inc.
    1001 Aviation Parkway, Ste 400
    Morrisville, NC  27560
    T (919) 466-9810
    F (919) 466-9811

    Media Contacts
    Angela Moser
    nContact Surgical, Inc.
    amoser@ncontactsurgical.com

    Scott Lerman
    The Ruth Group
    T (646) 536-7013
    slerman@theruthgroup.com

SOURCE nContact Surgical, Inc.


'/>"/>
SOURCE nContact Surgical, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. China Medicine Announces Strong Third Quarter 2009 Results
2. Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Conference Call to Discuss Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010
3. Chindex International Announces Participation in Brean Murray, Carret & Co. 2009 China Growth Conference
4. LifeCare Holdings, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Results
5. Telik Announces Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results
6. Quantros Announces Partnership With Hospital Accreditation Agency DNV
7. Misonix Announces New Distribution Agreement For The United Arab Emirates (UAE)
8. Dynatronics Announces Positive Financial Results for Quarter
9. Niusule Announces Key Additions to Management Team
10. Warner Chilcott Announces Secondary Equity Offering
11. Tianyin Pharmaceutical co., Inc. Announces Record First Quarter 2010 Financial Results
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/27/2017)... 2017  Commended for their devotion to personalized service, SMP ... number one in the South Florida Business Journal,s 50 Fastest-Growing ... yearly list, the national specialty pharmacy has found its niche.  ... will soon be honored by SFBJ as the 2017 Power ... Set to receive his award in October, Bardisa said of ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... 2017  As the latest Obamacare repeal effort moves ... (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) medical ... device industry is in an odd place.  The industry ... excise tax on medical device sales passed along with ... patients, increased visits and hospital customers with the funding ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... 2017 EpiVax, Inc. ("EpiVax") a ... immune engineering, today announced a new NIH-funded ... ... and presents a challenge for traditional flu ... be effective. Using state-of-the-art bioinformatics and molecular modeling methods, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/12/2017)... Orleans, LA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... centers in the U.S., announced today its plans to open a flagship location in ... will occupy the former Rooms To Go store next to Office Depot in the ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( ... announced today the introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. ... you get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in southern Oregon, ... health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to create AccentCare ... company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight years. This ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Mohebi Hair Restoration, has recently contributed a medical article to the newly revamped ... cosmetictown.com. Dr. Mohebi’s article spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as Follicular ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at Children’s ... the 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Oct. ... Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. Hunger, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):