On 29 April, Hansen Medical announced that it will showcase its Sensei X Robotic Catheter System with the new Artisan Extend Catheter at the Heart Rhythm Society’s (HRS) 34th Annual Scientific Sessions (8–11 May, Denver, USA).
According to a company release, the Artisan Extend Catheter includes a simplified flush design that can improve physician workflow during complex electrophysiology procedures, and allows for lower manufacturing costs. The company completed a limited release of the new catheter in January, and it is now in full release in both the USA and Europe.
“We are encouraged by our growing electrophysiology business, as evidenced by the record procedures and catheter sales we delivered in 2012. We have experienced six consecutive quarters of procedure growth, and look forward to building on this positive momentum at HRS,” said Bruce Barclay, president and CEO of Hansen Medical. “Our record electrophysiology procedures and the greater than 10,000 clinical cases performed to date are a testament to the continued market adoption and clinical relevance of our Sensei X System and the value that it delivers to patients, physicians, hospitals, and payers.
The initial clinical results from our Artisan Extend Catheter have been positive, which is important because the success of this catheter, as well as our Lynx Ablation Catheter in Europe, are key elements of our electrophysiology business growth strategy.”
Highlights at the HRS Scientific Sessions include:
- Luigi Di Biase, senior researcher at the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, will discuss his clinical experience with the Sensei X Robotic Catheter System in Room 304 on Thursday, 9 May, from 12:55pm – 1:15pm.
- Antonio Dello Russo, Cardiac Arrhythmia and Heart Failure Research Center, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, San Camillo-Forlanini Hospital, Rome, Italy, will present multicentre research on robotic contact force sensing. The abstract will be displayed in the Exhibit Hall Thursday, 9 May, from 2:00pm – 5:00pm.
- Rahul Doshi, University of California and Fullerton Cardiovascular Medical Group, will speak about the Sensei X Robotic Catheter System in Room 205 on Friday, 10 May, 5:00 pm – 5:30pm.
- Michael Mangrum, associate professor of Medicine and Director of the Atrial Fibrillation Center at the University of Virginia, will present research on Endosense contact force sensing and the Sensei X Robotic Catheter System. The abstract will be displayed in the Exhibit Hall Friday, 10 May, 2:00pm – 5:00pm.