MicroPort<sup>®</sup> EP Attends 2018 Dunhuang Cardiovascular Disease Forum to Display Columbus™

Dunhuang, China – From January 5 to January 6, Shanghai MicroPort EP MedTech Co., Ltd. ("MicroPort® EP") attended the "Dunhuang Cardiovascular Disease Forum – the Application of 3D Navigation Technology in the Treatment of Complex Cardiac Arrhythmias" that was held in the First Hospital of Lanzhou University in Lanzhou of Gansu Province, and displayed its Columbus™ 3D EP Navigation System ("Columbus™"). During the forum, several renowned EP experts, including Professor Dening Liao of Shanghai Changzheng Hospital, Professor Bing Yang of Jiangsu Province Hospital, and Professor Feng Ze of Peking University People's Hospital, were invited to have in-depth discussion regarding hot issues of the EP field and conduct case demonstrations, which attracted wide attention from local cardiologists.
 
The opening ceremony was chaired by Professor Zheng Zhang, President of the First Hospital of Lanzhou University. Professor Dening Liao, Professor Bing Yang, and Professor Feng Ze delivered speeches respectively about "measures to increase the long-term success rate of pulmonary vein isolation", "radiofrequency ablation of persistent atrial fibrillation – Nanjing Procedure", and "clinical treatment strategy of ventricular tachycardia." The experts exchanged ideas on the latest advancement, new concepts, and hot topics in the EP field, which was well received by people in attendance.
 
During the forum, Professor Bing Yang and Professor Feng Ze were invited to perform more than 10 radio-frequency ablation procedures in treating complex cardiac arrhythmias operations as case demonstration. In particular, Professor Feng Ze in eight hours completed six radio-frequency ablation procedures in treating complex cardiac arrhythmias, including supraventricular tachycardia, premature ventricular contractions, ventricular tachycardia, atrial tachycardia, atrial flutter, and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. The cases were well moderated by Professor Zheng Zhang, Professor Ling Ma of Lanzhou Military General Hospital as well as Professor Yali Yao and Professor Bo Yang of the First Hospital of Lanzhou University in the transmission room of the cardiac center. Experts in attendance highly recognized the excellent clinical performance of Columbus™.
 
Columbus™ is the first domestically developed 3D EP navigation system that features real time electromagnetic device tracking with cardiac motion compensation. It offers vivid 3D simulation of the catheter deflectable segment and accurate geometric reconstruction of intra cardiac chambers. With the help of FireMagic™ Cool 3D Irrigated Ablation Catheter that shows precise location of the catheter curve in the body, Columbus™ provides physicians with a comprehensive solution for the radiofrequency ablation treatment of complex arrhythmias. It also features powerful workstation with integrated ECG recording module, automatic 3D image segmentation of cardiac chambers with one mouse click, and accurate preoperative CT image registration and integration. Meanwhile, the system is all Chinese interface and easy to operate.
 
Columbus™ is the only domestically made 3D EP navigation system with the CE certificate, which fills gaps in the field of domestically made EP devices and effectively lowers the medical cost for patients. As the only domestic company that provides a complete solution of cardiac EP treatment, MicroPort® EP will continue to strive for innovation and perfection to provide better arrhythmia solutions for patients and physicians.