Hangzhou, China – From June 8 to June 10, Shanghai MicroPort EP MedTech Co., Ltd. ("MicroPort® EP") attended the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Heart Rhythm Special Committee of Chinese Medical Doctor Association ("CSA 2017") held in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, and hosted a satellite meeting "Columbus™: Navigation for the Heart." The CSA 2017 was sponsored by the Heart Rhythm Special Committee of Chinese Medical Doctor Association and organized by Chinese Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology.
On June 9, MicroPort® EP hosted a satellite meeting, co-chaired by Professor Qiangsun Zheng of the Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Professor Pingzhen Yang of Zhujiang Hospital of Southern Medical University, Professor Jing Zhou of Peking University First Hospital, and Professor Jihai Fan of the 445th Hospital of Chinese People's Liberation Army. In the beginning, Professor Qiangsun Zheng said: "In this satellite meeting, we will share cases with Columbus™ 3D EP Navigation System ('Columbus™') performed in several EP centers since the launch of Columbus™ in China, through which we hope to provide you with a better understanding in the excellent performance of the domestically made system."
During the meeting, Professor Xudong Song of Zhujiang Hospital of Southern Medical University shared a case in which Columbus™ was used to treat a complex atrial tachycardia, and explained in detail the treatment method and mapping tips in treating the septal atrial tachycardia of the 94-year-old male patient. Professor Yuchuan Wang of Peking University First Hospital shared a case of treating left posterior fascicular ventricular tachycardia with Columbus™. Professor Wang said, he was impressed by the stable performance of Columbus™, and its full curve display facilitates the physicians to observe the positioning of the catheter and treatment effect. Professor Lanyan Guo of Xijing Hospital said, according to her clinical experience, the domestically made 3D mapping system can largely reduce the X-ray exposure and improve the ablation effect. She also expressed her expectation that the domestically made system can deliver more updated function to keep up with the imported products. Professor Songhai Wen of Southeast Guizhou People's Hospital compared Columbus™ with several competitors' products in the market such as Carto 3 and Ensite Velocity and emphasized the benefits of the domestically made system and its matching catheter for patients, such as lowered treatment cost. Meanwhile, the presidium experts and speakers had hot discussions with attendees regarding the clinical experience in Columbus™.
In the end of the satellite meeting, Professor Pingzhen Yang addressed a speech. He said: "Based on decades of research and development, the imported 3D mapping systems no wonder have superior advantages over the domestically made ones and are worth learning from by the domestic medical device developers. Products like Columbus™ to some extent represent the quality of China's high-end medical device, and they also signify the substitution of imported products with domestic-innovated ones. We hope that Columbus™ keeps improving and upgrading to become the industry leader. "