St. Jude scores CE Mark for EP diagnostic platform

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St. Jude Medical announced it was granted the European CE Mark of approval for its EnSite Contact Technology platform at the 17th annual World Congress in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiac Techniques (CardioStim) in Nice, France, this week.

The EnSite Contact Technology is a diagnostic system of ablation catheters, a hardware module with software that measures, analyzes and displays electrical coupling to determine the level of contact the ablation catheter’s tip has with endocardial tissue during cardiac ablation therapy procedures, according to the St. Paul, Minn.-based company.

EnSite Contact Technology works with both the EnSite system and the EnSite Velocity system, and displays information regarding the amount of contact the ablation catheter has with the endocardial surface on the system screen, St. Jude said. It was designed to be used with the Contact Therapy Cool Path Duo ablation catheter, as well as other irrigated ablation catheters in development.

The EnSite Contact Technology platform is not currently available in the U.S.