Electrophysiology Robotics Program
Atrial fibrillation, the most common type of cardiac arrhythmia, affects approximately 3 million Americans today. That number is expected to grow to 12 million by 2050.1 Treatment options include medication, life style changes, and surgical options such as catheter ablation. Multiple studies have demonstrated that catheter ablation is a viable treatment option for atrial fibrillation patients.2
With the growing prevalence of atrial fibrillation, hospitals with electrophysiology and cardiac arrhythmia programs will likely experience growing demand for atrial fibrillation treatments. Implementation of the Sensei Robotic System has the potential to improve patient through- put through procedural efficiency, predictability, and cath lab utilization.3
Indications for Use: The Hansen Medical Sensei® Robotic System and Accessories are intended to facilitate manipulation, positioning and control of Hansen Medical’s robotically steerable catheters for collecting electrophysiological data within the heart atria with electro-anatomic mapping and recording systems, using the following percutaneous mapping catheters: the Polaris-Dx™ Steerable Diagnostic catheters made by Boston Scientific Corporation and the Livewire™ Electrophysiology catheters made by St. Jude Medical.
The safety and effectiveness of this device for use with cardiac ablation catheters, in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation, have not been established in the United States.
SEE HOW ONE HOSPITAL INCREASED DAILY CATH LAB CAPACITY WITH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A ROBOTICS PROGRAM
- Atrial Fibrillation Fact Sheet, CDC, Feb. 2010
- Calkins, H. et al. 2012 HRS/EHRA/ECAS Expert Consensus Statement on Catheter and Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: Recommendations for Patient Selection, Procedural Techniques, Patient Management and Follow-up, Definitions, Endpoints, and Research Trial Design. HRS 2012
- Kaiser, C.P. Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital Becoming a Center of Excellence. Cardiovascular Business 2011.