SOURCE: slp3D

March 20, 2006 15:11 ET

OR-Live.com Presents: Magnetic-Assisted Electrophysiology Mapping and Ablation -- A New Treatment of Irregular Heart Rhythms in the Stereotaxis Cardiac Catheter Lab

Live Webcast: Thursday, March 30, 2006 6:00 P.M. CST (00:00 UTC)

TYLER, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 20, 2006 -- On Thursday, March 30, 2006, Trinity Mother Frances Heart Institute will host, along with OR-Live, the first live Web broadcast of the Magnetic-Assisted Electrophysiology Mapping and Ablation procedure in the Heart Institute's Stereotaxis cardiac catheterization lab. The broadcast will feature the treatment of cardiac arrhythmia, the world's most common heart rhythm disorder, using the 3-D Navistar® RMT Diagnostic and Ablation Catheter.

The Trinity Mother Frances Heart Institute is one of only eight U.S. sites to use the 3-D Localized Ablation Catheter along with the 3-D Navistar® RMT Diagnostic and Ablation Catheter to treat cardiac arrhythmia.

The Trinity Mother Frances Heart Institute introduces a revolutionary new way of treating coronary artery disease with the addition of Stereotaxis, a magnetic assisted interventional cardiac catheterization lab. Not to be confused with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which is an X-ray imaging technique, Stereotaxis is a cardiac catheterization lab that uses external magnets to help position the magnetic-tip guidewire as it is threaded by the physician through the patient's body to the blocked vessel.

With this new technology combination, physicians have precise and efficient control of the catheter tip with constant feedback as to the exact location of the catheter. This innovation offers physicians leading diagnostic, ablation, mapping, and steering technologies resulting in an ability to treat a broad range of routine or complex cardiac cases.

The catheter was co-developed by Stereotaxis and Biosense Webster and recently received FDA approval for use with the Stereotaxis Niobe® Magnetic Navigation System.

Peter Cheung, MD and Stan Weiner, MD, electrophysiologists with Tyler Cardiovascular Consultants, will be presiding over the procedure during the Webcast. Drs. Cheung and Weiner and the Trinity Mother Frances Heart Institute are at the forefront of this world-class technology.

Visit http://www.or-live.com/motherfrances/1566 now to learn more and view a program preview. A VNR is available at http://www.or-live.com/rams/mof-1566-mkw-q.ram

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Alex Fraser
    Director of Marketing
    slp3D, Inc / OR-Live.com
    860-953-2900 x 214
    Email Contact

    John Moore
    Media Relations
    Trinity Mother Frances Health System
    903-531-4542