Stereotaxis Robotic Navigation is a technology for treating complex cardiac arrhythmias that is safer and more effective than traditional methods.
In many kinds of heart surgery, a catheter -- a flexible cable with a tiny tool mounted on the end -- must be carefully threaded through blood vessels to the heart.
Using traditional techniques, surgeons, guided by x-rays of the patient's chest, threaded a somewhat stiff catheter through blood vessels by hand, presenting opportunities for potentially dangerous accidents.
Stereotaxis Robotic Navigation technology uses a softer, more flexible catheter. The surgeon threads this catheter through blood vessels using very strong magnetic fields with the aid of a powerful computer. The result is more precise use of the tool at the end of the catheter, once it reaches the heart.
Because of its pinpoint precision and greater safety, Stereotaxis magnetic navigation is ideal for performing catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, atrial tachycardia, and atrial flutter.
For more information on the Stereotaxis Robotic Navigation System, read this informative article.
Stereotaxis machine with patient bed.
Stereotaxis imaging work station.