Dr. Peter Weiss remembers his first case on Stereotaxis remote magnetic navigation like it was yesterday. The procedure was for basal LV PVCs in a patient with HCM post septal myomectomy that could not be corrected with manual irrigated catheters due to poor navigation or with early, non-irrigated RMT. “Success finally came with irrigated RMT and we have never looked back,” says Dr. Weiss, adding that the case was the first of many difficult ones that have only been successful with Stereotaxis.
Dr. Weiss, a veteran cardiac EP at Intermountain Healthcare in Murray, UT has traveled around the world sharing his knowledge and expertise on RMN with other physicians; in 2016, making the journey to China to demonstrate live Niobe cases.
“I am a true believer in this technology for the range of ablation cases,” he says. “For ventricular, it really shines in terms of ease of use, patient safety and a growing literature demonstrating improved outcomes. For AF, the outcomes are comparable, times are the same, and the future of automation may be a game changer that is worth working on.”
Thanks for being an essential advocate and educator of RMT, Dr. Weiss!