EPF’s patented technology is designed to address RF ablation’s greatest challenge: stability.
The novel catheter design includes:
A PVI procedure with the EPF ‘Single-shot’ catheter starts the same as any PVI ablation procedure from femoral entry until after transseptal puncture and entry into the left atrium.
A guidewire is then inserted into a pulmonary vein (PV). The difference begins when the Anchor is deployed and expanded in the PV.
The CLA is deployed and compressed around the Ostium of the PV. Once both are stable the ablation can be initiated. Upon completion the procedure is repeated in each PV.
When all PVs are ablated the catheter is removed. The following describes the intended benefits of the innovative design as described by clinicians’ preferences: