Summary: Philips announced that CX50 xMATRIX, a portable ultrasound with Philips' Live 3-dimensional (3D) TEE, now offers 2-dimensional (2D) intracardiac echo (ICE) capability.
May 21, 2013 - Royal Philips Electronics (Philips) today
announced that CX50 xMATRIX, a portable ultrasound with Philips' Live 3-dimensional
(3D) TEE, now offers 2-dimensional
(2D) intracardiac echo (ICE) capability.
Philips has partnered with St. Jude Medical, a global medical device company
based in St. Paul, Minn., to integrate the CX50 xMATRIX with the St. Jude
Medical ViewFlex Xtra Intracardiac Echocardiography (ICE) Catheter. The ViewFlex
Xtra ICE catheter is a new, 2D catheter featuring 4-way steering and the
unique benefit of single-handed control.
With the increase in minimally invasive
structural heart disease (SHD) repairs and electrophyiosology (EP) procedures
comes an increase in the need for ICE for visualization of intracardiac anatomy
from the right atrium. ICE is commonly used in procedures, such as left atrial
ablation and closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) and atrial septal defects
(ASD). With Live
3D TEE and ICE both available on the CX50 xMATRIX, interventional teams can
visualize these and other repairs that may benefit from Live 3D TEE such as
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), multi-fenestrated and irregular
ASD closures, and other complex SHD repairs.
xMATRIX is an all-in-one imaging solution for cardiac catheterization labs,
EP labs, and hybrid operating rooms. With both ICE and Live 3D TEE available on
a single system, hospitals will not need to rely on scheduling two separate
ultrasound systems for various procedures. The CX50 xMATRIX also offers
interventional workflow features such as Philips Allura tableside control,
automatic patient data exchange, and support for Philips' EchoNavigator – which
intelligently combines fluoroscopy and echocardiography.
xMATRIX with available Live 3D TEE and ICE will be shown in Paris at the
EuroPCR, official meeting for the European Association of Percutaneous
Cardiovascular Inventions (EAPCI), May 21-24.
For more information: www.healthcare.philips.com and www.appliedradiology.com