Magnetecs has reported that a paper titled, “Dynamically Shaped Magnetic Fields: Initial Animal Validation of a New Remote Electrophysiology Catheter Guidance and Control System,” was published on the web before the print version of its medical journal circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology.
Magnetecs robotic Catheter Guidance Control and Imaging (CGCI) system has been used for performing the remote electroanatomic ablation, mapping, and navigation in animals. The paper provides a briefing of the feasibility study. The CGCI system guided the catheter ablations manually and automatically to around 30 sites for every animal in 10 porcine investigations. Reproducibility of 96% was demonstrated by the study. The system took approximately 11.6 s to reach the defined points with a successful 91% repeatability of acquiring the targets.
The studies demonstrated the capabilities of the Magnetecs robotic CGCI system in delivering stable, quick, accurate, and reproducible maneuvering of catheters in a beating heart. The automated closed loop and near real-time manual catheter control are reproducible and agile. In a majority of the lesions transmural ablations were achieved, said Dr Eli Gang.
The CGCI system improves the ability of electrophysiology catheterization laboratories. A 40-patient study led by the Director of the Arrhythmia–Electrophysiology Research Unit at Hospital Universitario La Paz in Madrid, Dr. Jose Luis Merino Llorens, has further validated the effectiveness of the Magnetecs robotic CGCI system. Along with EnSite NavX Navigation & Visualization Technology, the CGCI system was used to create an elaborate map of the heart. The study measured acquisition of intracardiac anatomic site targets as well as their repetition of acquisition.
Magnetecs has completed definitive agreements for installation of the robotic CGCI systems at the Na Homolce Hospital in Prague and the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.