This week in Venice, Italy, Hansen Medical, Inc. is showcasing its new Lynx Robotic Ablation Catheter at Venice Arrhythmias 2009, the 11th International Workshop on Cardiac Arrhythmias. The Lynx catheter is a small, flexible irrigated ablation catheter designed for the treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (AF).
The company is also displaying the recently released Sensei X Robotic Catheter System and the Artisan Extend Control Catheter at the conference.
According to an official release, the new Lynx robotic ablation catheter is supported by the Sensei X platform and leverages the navigation capability of the Artisan Extend catheter, but in a smaller and more flexible integrated profile for the treatment of AF and other electrophysiology disorders.
The flexible robotic Sensei X platform integrates advanced levels of 3D catheter control with 3D visualization, and was designed to support the new Artisan Extend control catheter, increasing the navigation properties of the existing Artisan catheter. The new device is designed to enable physicians to place catheters deliberately and accurately within the heart.
Just last month, Hansen Medical received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its innovative solutions.