Boston Scientific wins 510(k) approval for mapping system to diagnose arrhythmia

24 July 2013 (Last Updated July 24th, 2013 18:30)

Boston Scientific has secured 510(k) approval from US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Rhythmia Mapping System, a 3D mapping and navigation solution that can be used in cardiac catheter ablations and other electrophysiology (EP) procedures.

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Boston Scientific has secured 510(k) approval from US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Rhythmia Mapping System, a 3D mapping and navigation solution that can be used in cardiac catheter ablations and other electrophysiology (EP) procedures.

In order to diagnose and treat arrhythmias, cardiac mapping is the standard tool; however, such mapping systems need intensive labour to create maps, which may compromise accuracy and speed.

In addition, most of the available systems show limited indication of therapy success.

The Rhythmia Mapping System has been designed to address these issues and intelligently automates map creation, increases the speed and boosts the density of mapping.

Featuring vMap, a validation map, the system enables electrophysiologists to quickly confirm the endpoints of the ablation treatment.

"Extending the reach of the Rhythmia Mapping System to electrophysiologists in the US marks another significant milestone in our journey to redefine cardiac arrhythmia ablation management."

Boston Scientific Electrophysiology general manager Pete Sommerness said that the company is committed to developing technologies that surround electrophysiologists with solutions designed to meaningfully improve patient outcomes and increase operational efficiencies.

"Extending the reach of the Rhythmia Mapping System to electrophysiologists in the US marks another significant milestone in our journey to redefine cardiac arrhythmia ablation management," Sommerness said.

"We believe this clearance will help Boston Scientific achieve scale and scope to better serve the rapidly growing global EP market."

Rhythmia Mapping System, which received CE Mark in May 2013, is being offered along with the company's 64-electrode IntellaMap Orion High Resolution Mapping Catheter, which has secured 510(k) approval.


Image: Rhythmia Mapping System can be used in cardiac catheter ablations. Photo: courtesy of Boston Scientific Corporation.