Stereotaxis niobe magnetic navigation system (Stereotaxis Inc.) for percutaneous coronary intervention in coronary artery disease

Record ID 32012000170
Authors' recommendations: Approximately one-third of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) eventually undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) (angioplasty and/or stenting) for revascularization of obstructed or stenosed coronary arteries. PCI procedures are performed by an interventional cardiologist in a cardiac catheterization laboratory. The physician manually guides a catheter via the femoral or radial artery to access the coronary vessels to perform the interventional procedure. The number of patients with complex CAD, which may be characterized by tortuous vessels, lesions in very small vessels, and bifurcated lesions, is increasing. Consequently, interventional procedures are becoming more challenging; in some cases, manual advancement of guidewires fails due to the complexity, location, and/or type of lesion and to limitations in the physician's dexterity with a handheld catheter. Manual advancement of guidewires is also limited by long surgical time, physician fatigue, and radiation exposure for the patient and clinical staff.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2012
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary
  • Stereotaxic Techniques
Organisation Name: HAYES, Inc.
Contact Address: 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218
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Copyright: 2011 Winifred S. Hayes, Inc
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