The Stereotaxis system is extremely safe – perforations are nearly unheard of – and it allows us excellent accuracy and maneuverability.
Dr. Joseph Dell‘Orfano isn’t afraid of a challenge. “In thinking about my first robotic catheter ablation with the Stereotaxis system, I probably chose the most difficult case to start with!” says Dr. Dell‘Orfano, a cardiac electrophysiologist (EP) with the Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, CT. “But we were able to terminate the atrial flutter without any difficulty,” he adds. “The Stereotaxis system is extremely safe – perforations are nearly unheard of – and it allows us excellent accuracy and maneuverability.”
Deciding to become an EP while working as an Internal Medicine resident at the University of Connecticut, Dr. Dell‘Orfano says he entered the field at an exciting time. “I had the privilege of observing the prep work for the first supraventricular tachycardia ablation ever performed at Saint Francis,” he says. Attracted to the system’s superior safety record, the EP group at Saint Francis first installed the system in 2007, later upgrading to the third generation system. Dr. Dell‘Orfano has performed over 700 ablation procedures with robotic magnetic navigation.
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