Cardiac catheter ablation is a procedure that uses a catheter navigated through the blood vessels and into the heart to deliver energy to precise parts of the heart muscle. This helps normalize electrical signals and returns the heart to a normal healthy rhythm.
The Vassar Brothers Medical Center team uses cutting-edge Robotic Magnetic Navigation (RMN) to carefully control the movement of the catheter through the heart during ablation. The benefit to the patient? A minimally invasive, shorter procedure with shorter recovery times, less exposure to radiation, and reduced risk of damage to arteries and heart.
RMN vs. tradition cardiac ablation procedures.
Traditionally, a physician manually directs the catheter navigating the delicate vessels of the heart from a few feet away. On the other hand, Robotic Magnetic Navigation (RMN) uses a highly sophisticated robotic technology to allow for safe and effective catheter navigation for cardiac ablation procedures.
The RMN procedure.
RMN technology consists of two robotically controlled magnets placed next to the operating table. During the procedure, the physician operates an intuitive computer interface to adjust the magnetic field around the patient. Using a catheter with a magnet embedded in its tip, the physician precisely directs and steers the catheter with confidence for optimal precision and safety during cardiac ablation.