Biosense Webster launches Carto 3 system Carto Visitag module with Ablation Index

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Biosense Webster has launched of the Carto Visitag module with Ablation Index, a new technology providing visual indication based on the integration of power, contact force and time parameters to be displayed on the Carto 3 system.

The index was developed to simplify and standardise the workflow for ablating patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and support electrophysiologists using the Carto SmartTouch technology, in reproducing their own successful ablation strategy to achieve pulmonary vein isolation.

The Carto Visitag module with Ablation Index is intended to integrate power, contact force and time into one single value (weighted formula) when the catheter is stable.

“Compared to my previous ablation strategy, thanks to the new Carto Visitag module with Ablation Index, I have reduced my procedural time by 26% and radiofrequency ablation time by 36% in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation ablation. Furthermore, in my experience with the Ablation Index combined to an optimised workflow, the success rate at one year follow-up (single-procedure freedom of documented arrhythmia) is now up to 92%,” says M Duytschaever, Heart Division Az Sint-Jan Hospital, Bruges, Belgium. “I strongly believe that the information the Ablation Index gives me will further increase acute and long-term durability finally closing the gap to durable pulmonary vein isolation.”

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