CorSystem has announced the first use of its Bipolar Ablation Adapter since the device received CE mark in July 2020.
The patient who underwent treatment was suffering from a VT storm which required frequent interventions of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. The patient previously underwent multiple unsuccessful ablation attempts using classic-unipolar approach. Bipolar ablation was performed without complications and was ultimately successful, CorSystem said in a press release.
“We are very happy to have amended our armamentarium for challenging substrates now,” said Boris Schmidt,Chief of Electrophysiology, Cardioangiologisches Centrum Bethanien in Frankfurt, Germany. “Thanks to the CE-marked adapter, we can now safely and effectively deliver bipolar ablation and deal with so far unreachable arrhythmias.”
Bipolar Ablation Adapter was invented by Piotr Futyma. Before receiving CE mark the device was used by its inventor for treatment of refractory intramural arrhythmias including the left ventricular summit and posteroseptal scar-related VTs. “In the last two years I was contacted multiple times on the possibilities of delivering such a tool for treatment,” stated Futyma. “While physicians were enthusiastic about bipolar approach, the dedicated and CE marked connection was lacking.”