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Cardiac Pathways seeks approval for heart rhythm treatment:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Cardiac Pathways has submitted an application for US approval of its cooled ablation system for treating ventricular tachycardia, a dangerously rapid heartbeat. The company is seeking expedited review for the device. The Chilli system works by burning channels in the heart with radiofrequency energy. Small tubes in the catheter deliver saline to cool the catheter tip. The system has been tested in clinical trials at 15 sites in the US involving 159 patients, most of whom had severe heart disease. Some 76% of those treated experienced complete eradication of VT after the procedure.

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