Acutus Builds On Arrhythmia Mapping Success With New Ablation Devices
The company is supporting two US trials of the AcQBlate Force ablation catheter to support FDA approval of the system to treat atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation.
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Two pivotal US trials of pulsed field ablation systems began in early March. Farapulse is sponsoring the ADVENT randomized trial of the Farapulse PFA system and Medtronic launched the international PULSED AF trial of its PulseSelect PFA system.
Mickelsen, an electrophysiologist at the University of Iowa, recently joined the rapidly growing San Diego-area company as Chief Translational Science Officer and is helping to guide the company’s development of novel electrophysiology therapies to treat cardiac arrhythmias.
Pulsed field ablation, which uses a controlled electrical field instead of focused heat or cold, has shown promise as a safer alternative to thermal and cryo approaches for atrial fibrillation ablation.