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Advanced Imaging Integration Module Now Available for Cardiac Arrhythmias


The CARTOSOUND™ Image Integration Module with the New SOUNDSTAR™ 3D Catheter Can Be Used with the CARTO® XP EP Navigation System

Diamond Bar, CA – Electrophysiologists now have access to the latest technology from Biosense Webster, Inc., to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. The CartoSound™ Image Integration module with the new SoundStar™ 3D Catheter can now be used with the Carto® XP Navigation System. The new CartoSound™ Module with the new System Software 2007, is the first ever integration of intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) with 3-D mapping.

“This unique system will improve our ability to ablate complex cardiac arrhythmias,” said David J Wilber, MD, FAHA, FACC from Loyola University Medical Center. “The creation of pre-transeptal anatomical maps of the left cardiac chambers from the right side may diminish the need for detailed pre-procedure imaging studies, reduce procedure times, and facilitate accurate and effective lesion placement.”

The CartoSound™ Module integrates real time ICE images from the Siemens Acuson® Sequoia™ and Cypress™ ultrasound systems using the novel SoundStar™ 3D Catheter with the Carto® XP EP Navigation System. This ultrasound catheter utilizes an embedded position sensor to display location and beam orientation on the Carto® XP System, which enhances visualization of ICE images and ablation catheter location. Additionally, using the CartoSound™ Module with the SoundStar™ 3D Catheter in conjunction with the CartoMerge® Image Integration Module combines the anatomic details of a pre-acquired CT or MRI image with real time ICE.

“At Biosense Webster we continually work with physicians to enhance visualization to assist in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias,” said Roy Tanaka, President. “The availability of the CartoSound™ Module with the SoundStar™ 3D Catheter is yet another step in providing patients and physicians with innovative tools to help in diagnosing and treating arrhythmias.”

About Biosense Webster

Biosense Webster, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company, pioneered EP diagnostic catheters more than 30 years ago and continues to lead the industry as an innovative provider of advanced diagnostic, therapeutic, and mapping tools. As the leader in navigation systems, Biosense Webster’s technology includes the largest installed base of navigation systems worldwide in leading hospitals and teaching institutions. With proprietary products such as the Carto® XP EP Navigation System, the CartoSound™ Image Integration Software Module, the ThermoCool® Irrigated Tip Catheter and the Lasso® Circular Variable Mapping Catheter, the company is changing the way electrophysiologists diagnose and treat arrhythmias.


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