Niobe magnetic navigation system for percutaneous coronary interventions

Purins A, Hiller JE
Record ID 32012000246
Authors' recomendations: In the studies reviewed, the Niobe system performs well compared to conventional techniques, and in some areas exceeds the abilities of current techniques. Despite this there is still not a significant volume of data comparing the Niobe system to current procedures and there is a lack of consecutive randomised trials with long term outcomes. Cost effectiveness data are not reported in the studies in this update and none were found during literature searches. The studies to date indicate a very positive outlook for the Niobe system, with shorter procedure times, lower radiation exposures for the patient and practitioner, and the ability to perform conventionally refractive procedures. If the long term patient outcome and cost-effectiveness data, that are currently lacking, are published in the future this will be identified by ongoing horizon scanning activities. Due to the lack of substantial high quality evidence and cost-effectiveness data, and the relatively high cost of the device HealthPACT have recommended that further assessment of this technology is no longer warranted.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2007
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Electrophysiologic Techniques, Cardiac
  • Magnetics
Organisation Name: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: School of Public Health, Mail Drop 545, University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5005, AUSTRALIA, Tel: +61 8 8313 4617
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