Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The Therapy™ Cool Flex™ Ablation Catheter and IBI 1500T9-CP v.1.7 Cardiac Ablation Generator have recently been approved by the FDA. The Therapy Cool Flex Ablation Catheter is a steerable, deflectable, irrigated catheter (a long, thin, flexible tube) used to treat a certain kind of abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia) called typical atrial flutter by finding the source of the rhythm disturbance and destroying (ablating) small areas of the heart tissue. The catheter takes energy from an external source (the IBI1500T9-CP V1.7 Cardiac Ablation Generator) to a point in the right side of the heart. The Therapy™ Cool Flex™ Ablation Catheter has a laser-cut electrode tip which is different than the previous model of the device. The laser-cut pattern allows the tip to be flexible and provides a more uniform distribution of saline fluid to the ablation site.