Rigshospitalet physicians treat first patients with latest robotic ablation system

Peter Karl Jacobsen navigates the Genesis system for treatment of heart rhythm disorders

Stereotaxis has announced that physicians at Heart Centre Rigshospitalet of Copenhagen University Hospital successfully treated the first patients using Stereotaxis’ Genesis robotic magnetic navigation system. Rigshospitalet is among the first in Europe, and the only hospital in Denmark, to offer the Genesis system to patients.

Since installation of the first robotic system in 2006, Rigshospitalet physicians have successfully treated over 5,000 patients using Stereotaxis’ robotic technology. The hospital remains among the only hospitals in Denmark permitted to treat complex congenital and paediatric arrhythmias and has used robotic technology to treat patients where traditional approaches would be unsuccessful.

“Robotics is an essential part of our electrophysiology program at Rigshospitalet and reflects our continued commitment to advanced technology and techniques that improve patient care,” said  Peter Karl Jacobsen, head of Invasive Electrophysiology at Rigshospitalet. “I am very impressed with the speed and precision of the Genesis system and look forward to the positive impact it will have when treating our patients with complex heart rhythm disorders.”

“We are excited to bring the most advanced technology to Denmark,” added Xu Chen, chief physician and clinical cardiac electrophysiologist “We have built a leading robotic programme and are excited to continue to provide safe and effective therapy to patients unsuitable for traditional treatments.”


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