Conclude the 863 Project and finally achieve commercialization.
Atrial fibrillation is one of the most common persistent arrhythmias in clinical practice. It is a common cardiovascular disease just after hypertension and coronary heart disease in China. There are nearly 10 million patients with atrial fibrillation in China.
In recent years, the technique of transcatheter ablation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation has developed rapidly. Before the 3D mapping system was used in clinical practice, catheter ablation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation was performed under the guidance of 2D image fluoroscopy. As this method cannot clearly display the 3D anatomy of the heart chamber, it is difficult to select the ablation target accurately. The rate of radical cure is only about 50%. The ablation catheters used for atrial fibrillation ablation were imported from abroad at that time, which were expensive and severely restricted the extensive application of atrial fibrillation catheter ablation technology in China. Although there were conventional diagnostic and ablation catheters under development at that time, catheters used for 3D mapping and localization in the treatment of atrial fibrillation have not entered the development stage yet. Therefore, in 2014, MicorPort® collaborated with a top-tier hospital in Beijing to conduct research on related topics, aiming to develop the 3D EP Navigation System, and conduct research and development on the compatible diagnostic and ablation catheter.
By reconstructing the 3D anatomic geometry of atrial, the 3D navigation system can clearly display the key structure, and physicians can preciously select the ablation target by using its navigation function. With the help of 3D navigation system, the radical rate of atrial fibrillation can be increased to 80-90%. At present, catheter ablation guided by 3D navigation system has become one of the most effective treatments for atrial fibrillation. Therefore, 3D navigation system has become an indispensable tool for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. The 3D EP Navigation System is the first mapping system based on magnetic positioning technology developed in China. Following the clinical trials and post-market clinical data collection, the system is well received with its steady performance and good mapping accuracy.