Improving Transseptal Procedures with UltraNav Catheter Alignment
Thursday, October 12, 2023
Franklin Mountain Medical recently celebrated a milestone as their Dib UltraNav Transseptal Catheter System was successfully utilized in 15 human cases at leading cardiology hospitals in Arizona and Minnesota. This cutting-edge system significantly enhances the precision and safety of transseptal procedures by providing superior visualization of the catheter, needle, and needle tip. It simplifies the transfer of intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) and other catheters/wires from the right atrium to the left atrium, potentially reducing the need for Transesophageal Echo (TEE) interventions.
The UltraNav system replaces the traditional approach, where separate needles and ultrasounds are used on different planes, offering limited needle orientation and depth information. By aligning the catheter/needle with the ultrasound beam on the same plane, it provides more accurate and continuous visualization, reducing complications and improving catheter alignment.
Early clinical experience suggests that the UltraNav system may lead to shorter recovery times as it requires only moderate sedation, eliminating the need for general anesthesia. Patients can now return home within a few hours, mitigating scheduling challenges and reducing overall costs associated with TEE procedures.
Dib UltraNav Medical, the innovator behind the UltraNav Transseptal Catheter System, envisions that this single-catheter system will have a transformative impact on structural heart interventions, making them safer and more accessible to a broader range of patients.