Recently, Columbus™ Three-dimensional EP Navigation System ("Columbus™") developed by Shanghai MicroPort EP MedTech Co., Ltd. ("MicroPort EP Medtech") and AnchorTM External Reference Patch received CE certificate. MicroPort EP Medtech is preparing to launch its electrophysiology (EP) products into the international market.
Columbus™ is indicated for the diagnosis and treatment of complex arrhythmia diseases. Complex arrhythmia diseases mainly include supraventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, atrial tachycardia, premature ventricular contractions and ventricular tachycardia. The intricate electrocardiogram reading and difficult procedure make the treatment of diseases further complicate.
The Columbus™ processes the localization information of the catheter and then generates three-dimensional model of heart chambers. After the model is combined with ECG reading, the further detailed electroanatomical model is generated. Compared with the traditional procedure which uses catheter ablation under X-ray fluoroscopy, ColumbusTM provides a comprehensive image solution that combines cardiac electrical mapping with anatomy structure for physicians to better treat patients with complex arrhythmias. Furthermore, the use of Columbus™ greatly reduces the exposure to X-ray for patients and physicians during the procedures.
Dr. Yiyong Sun, president of MicroPort EP MedTech commented, "In addition to typical functions offered by competitors' products, Columbus™ provides real time display of the deflected portion of the ablation catheter. By incorporating multi-channel EP recording functions, Columbus™ provides physicians with benefit of real-time observation and analysis of intraoperative electrical signal change. The receipt of CE registration of Columbus™ is a great advancement of MicroPort EP business.”