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FDA Approves Magnetically-Tracked MediGuide Enabled Ablation Catheters

by Savitha C Muppala on  August 19, 2013 at 11:58 AM Medical Gadgets   - G J E 4
St. Jude Medical has received FDA nod for its MediGuide Enabled ablation catheters.
 FDA Approves Magnetically-Tracked MediGuide Enabled Ablation Catheters
FDA Approves Magnetically-Tracked MediGuide Enabled Ablation Catheters
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The MediGuide Enabled ablation catheter employs magnets to follow up vascular access devices in real time and in 3D, and conveys this data over fluoroscopic images. Radiation exposure is much less for both patient and clinicians.

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The new ablation catheters help in creating lesions within cardiac tissue to compensate for the difference in the rate at which the heart's chambers beat compared to each other.

The catheters can create ablations without the use of X-rays to help with the procedure.



Source: Medindia
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