The three scientific publications below highlight the safety and positive outcomes of treating complex left atrial arrhythmias using the magnetic navigation system.
Danon A, Shurrab M, Nair KM, Latcu DG, Arruda MS, Chen X, Szili-Torok T, Rossvol O, Wissner EE, Lashevsky I, Crystal E.
J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2015 May 3. [Epub ahead of print]
Atrial-esophageal fistula (AEF) is one of the most disastrous complications of complex left atrial (CLA) ablation. The study was intended to evaluate the incidence of AEF during CLA ablation using Stereotaxis in comparison to manual ablation.
There was zero incidence of AEF in the 3,637 patients in the remote navigation group, while AEF was reported in 5 of the 7016 patients in the control group (0.07 %) (p=0.11).
Bun SS, Latcu DG, Allouche E, Errahmouni A, Saoudi N.
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2015 Mar;38(3):391-7.
Pulmonary vein isolation was achieved in all patients in both general anesthesia (GA) and local anesthesia (LA) groups.
After inclusion of repeat procedures, 39/45 patients (86.6%) were free from any arrhythmias without AAD in the GA group versus 40/45 patients (88.8%) in the LA group (P = 0.75), after a mean follow-up of 1 year.
These findings substantiate that utilizing Stereotaxis technologies can lead to excellent patient outcomes regardless of the type of anesthesia used.
Errahmouni A, Latcu DG, Bun SS, Rijo N, Dugourd C, Saoudi N.
Europace. 2015 Feb 5. [Epub ahead of print]
Compares the magnetic navigation system coupled with either a new robotic deflectable sheath or a catheter-only advancement system and fixed-curve sheath.
The use of the Vdrive controlled sheath for complex left atrial ablation with magnetic navigation is safe and improves outcomes.
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