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New Stereotaxis magnetic navigation system is unveiled at the University Hospital of Bordeaux

Stereotaxis : 04 December, 2007  (New Product)
Stereotaxis has announced the opening of the Stereotaxis Magnetic Navigation System at the new electrophysiology (EP) lab at the University Hospital of Bordeaux, France.
The lab is headed by Professors Michel Haissaguerre and Pierre Jais, whose discovery of the ectopic foci that trigger atrial fibrillation (AF) in 1998 paved the way for new ablation techniques for more effectively treating this disease which affects millions of people worldwide.

The new EP lab was unveiled in a ceremony at which Alain Heriaud, general director of CHU of Bordeaux, Bevil Hogg, CEO of Stereotaxis and Alain Juppe, Mayor of Bordeaux and president of the board of directors of CHU of Bordeaux, presided.

'We are very enthusiastic about the present and future applications for the Stereotaxis system, which represents an engineering tour de force,' said Professor Haissaguerre. 'Today the Stereotaxis system allows stable and precise Catheter positioning potentially better than manual manipulation. Our initial experience on atrial fibrillation using the magnetic irrigated Catheter is very promising, suggesting notably the potential for a higher safety margin in comparison with conventional manipulation while maintaining at least equivalent efficacy.'

'Our next goal is to achieve complete automation of the many different techniques necessary for Catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias and particularly atrial fibrillation. We hope our partnership with Stereotaxis will be mutually beneficial in achieving our goals of further understanding and treating the most complex rhythm disturbances leading to better patient care,' Professor Haissaguerre concluded.

'The installation of the Stereotaxis Niobe system in Bordeaux represents a significant milestone for us, and we are particularly honored that the system has been installed at the University Hospital of Bordeaux, one of the leading research institutions in the world for electrophysiology,' said Bevil Hogg, CEO of Stereotaxis. 'We are also proud to note that Bordeaux has installed the Stereotaxis system with an Odyssey Network Solution. Odyssey is a powerful fully-networked user interface that consolidates the multiple information sources and systems of a traditional electrophysiology lab into one large screen with single mouse control, and has the potential to contribute significantly to procedure room simplification and work-flow productivity, and through its private network, to promote the dissemination of best practices worldwide.'

'The recent launch of our partnered irrigated Catheter has now expanded to multiple sites in Europe, and we are very pleased with the initial results,' continued Hogg. 'A significant number of cases using the irrigated Catheter have now been performed, and we are gratified to note the high success rate in terms of outcomes and patient safety.'

'Professor Haissaguerre and his team are pioneers in the discovery of new approaches to the treatment of AF and we look forward to using our collaboration with the Bordeaux team to advance scientific understanding and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. We are honoured to pay tribute to this esteemed team by participating in the opening of their new EP lab,' concluded Hogg.

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