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Executive Summary

One of the challenges with catheter ablation for cardiac arrhythmias is that while electrophysiologists are delivering energy through a catheter to the heart, they have very limited feedback as to what is occurring at the point of therapy. They rely on fluoroscopy or ultrasound to monitor catheter positioning, but those technologies do not provide adequate resolution. Clinicians may soon be able to visualize the target sites of the heart, transforming electrophysiology and potentially all endocardial treatments. The IRIS catheter from Voyage Medical is both a visualization and therapeutic platform to treat arrhythmias. The fiber-optic visualization system is integrated into the catheter and it provides real-time feedback on what is happening during the ablation procedure.

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