SOURCE: Cardima, Inc.

July 09, 2007 16:15 ET

Cardima Presents Linear Ablation Technologies at the 5th China Atrial Fibrillation Symposium Held in Beijing

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - July 9, 2007) - Cardima, Inc. (OTCBB: CRDM), developer of the REVELATION® Tx, REVELATION® T-Flex and REVELATION® Helix ablation microcatheters and INTELLITEMP® Energy Management Device, hosted a satellite symposium on July 7th, 2007 at the China Atrial Fibrillation Symposium held in Beijing.

Cardima's satellite symposium, entitled "New Linear Catheter Ablation System and Techniques for the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation," was held before an audience, which included electrophysiology physicians from all over China. The symposium featured three speakers from USA and UK, covering strategies for treating atrial fibrillation (AF), involving right and left atrial compartmentalization techniques with Cardima devices.

The Symposium Chairman was Sanjeev Saksena, MD, FHRS, FACC, FESC, FAHA, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, in New Jersey, and Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology.

The first speaker was Abraham G. Kocheril, MD, FACC, FACP, Director of Clinical Electrophysiology, Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine, whose topic was "Using a Linear Catheter to find Order out of Chaos." Dr. Kocheril reported that he achieved long-term success of 79% in 29 paroxysmal AF patients that had 20 months' follow-up after right atrial ablation. He stated that this success is attributable to Cardima's linear catheter technology, which allows simultaneous mapping and analysis of multiple atrial signals to guide ablation, then ablate using the same mapping electrodes thereafter.

The second speaker was Jaswinder Gill, MD, FRCP, FACC, Director of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospitals of the National Health Service, London, UK. His feature presentation was entitled "Next Generation Multi-Electrode Linear Ablation System for Atrial Compartmentalization," in which he showed a "live case" training video on the application of Cardima's REVELATION T-Flex catheter for left atrial compartmentalization. This is the first demonstration of the use of a linear ablation catheter in the left atrium.

Dr. Gill is near completion of enrolling 30 patients in a trial using the Cardima ablation system. In the past 6 months of this trial, he has treated 22 patients suffering from atrial fibrillation, all of whom demonstrated acute success in pulmonary vein isolation. Dr. Gill said, "Cardima's multi-electrode linear ablation catheter requires less energy to create the lesions and it is faster than conventional devices, as the INTELLITEMP® device energizes multiple electrodes at the same time. These catheters will allow us to mimic the surgical MAZE procedure in an endocardial EP procedure. This will allow us to treat more recalcitrant forms of atrial fibrillation."

Dr. Sanjeev Saksena, the Chairman of the symposium, presented "The Role of Linear Ablation and Atrial Resynchronization in Hybrid Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation." Highlights of his talk were that linear ablation increases success rates in pulmonary vein isolation, and that right atrial ablation lines together with pacemakers are a safe strategy and effective hybrid strategy to suppress AF.

"We are pleased that the presentations by these respected and erudite EP physicians have served to introduce the various strategies for using Cardima linear ablation technology to treat atrial fibrillation, to Chinese Electrophysiologists," commented Eric Chan, PhD., Sr. Vice President of Product Development. "In addition to these talks, we received very positive feedback from China's key opinion leaders in the field of AF ablation. We are looking very much forward to completing our product registration in China so that we can launch our products in this huge market of untreated AF patients," added Mr. Chan.

About Cardima

Cardima, Inc. has developed the PATHFINDER® series of diagnostic catheters, the REVELATION® series ablation system and the Surgical Ablation System for the diagnosis and treatment of tachycardias. The REVELATION® series with the INTELLITEMP energy management system was developed for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) originating in the pulmonary veins of the heart and received CE mark approval in Europe. The Surgical Ablation System (SAS) with an INTELLITEMP received a 510(K) approval in the U.S. by the FDA.

The PATHFINDER and the REVELATION family of devices are intended for in use of in the Electro-physiology (EP) market and our Surgical Ablation System (SAS) for use in the surgical market. For more information please visit the Company's website at

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