Jiangmen, China –From October 8 to October 9, Shanghai MicroPort EP MedTech Co., Ltd. ("MicroPort® EP") attended the 2016 Academic Annual Meeting of the Cardiology Society of Guangdong Medical Association in Jiangmen of Guangdong Province. Hosted by Guangdong Medical Association and organized by the Cardiology Society of Guangdong Medical Association, the meeting attracted over 100 cardiologists and researchers to exchange ideas on hot topics related with coronary heart diseases, arrhythmia, and cardiovascular radiology.
It was the first time that MicroPort® EP attended this academic meeting, during which MicroPort® EP displayed its Columbus® 3D EP Navigation System ("Columbus® ") and live broadcasted a procedure using Columbus® - MicroPort® EP is the only domestic electrophysiology company that live broadcasted a procedure in the congress. It was the second time for the company to live broadcast a procedure using Columbus® , following the first live broadcasting in the 18th South China International Congress of Cardiology in Guangzhou in April.
On October 9, a procedure using a full set of products including Columbus® in the treatment of supraventricular tachycardia was live broadcasted in the meeting. The procedure was conducted in Jiangmen Central Hospital, performed by Professor Xianhong Fang of Guangdong General Hospital with Professor Weidong Gao of Jiangmen Central Hospital as the assistant. Professor Jian Peng of Nanfang Hospital of Southern Medical University and Professor Jiangui He of the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University analyzed the procedure to the professionals in attendance.
At the beginning of the procedure, three MicroPort® EP's EasyFinder™ Electrophysiology Diagnostic Catheters were introduced percutaneously through the femoral veins to position in the coronary sinus, right ventricular apex and His bundle, respectively. Professor Fang, who made correct diagnosis depending on the surface ECG, chose to perform transseptal puncture and placed a FireMagic® Irrigated Ablation Catheter ("FireMagic® ") in the left atrial. After an electroanatomic mapping of mitral annulus was obtained using Columbus® , the target site was located near the left posterior septum through the intracardial electrogram. RF was simultaneously delivered through FireMagic® and the accessory pathway was isolated after only five minutes. A follow-up electrophysiology study was performed and the isolation was confirmed either after a waiting period or by stimulation.
The procedure lasted for 32 minutes, shorter than 1 hour for a normal supraventricular tachycardia. During the procedure, Professor Jian Peng and Professor Jiangui He talked with Professor Fang and showed great interest in the first domestic 3D navigation system with magnetic location and full curve display catheter. Professor Fang shared his experience in using Columbus® system and spoke highly of its precise positioning and stable performance, noting that Columbus® is good enough for a common arrhythmia radiofrequency ablation. Meanwhile, he expected to see the advanced version of Columbus® with multiple catheter display to further lower the exposure time in procedure.
A live broadcasted procedure is a touchstone of the stability and safety of medical devices. This successful live broadcasted procedure of Columbus® enabled more domestic electrophysiologists to have a better understanding in the domestic 3D electrophysiology navigation system and enhanced their confidence in its clinical performance, which would benefit more patients with arrhythmia.