The sheath of the Agilis™ NxT steerable introducer promotes improved contact force (CF) parameters during pulmonary vein isolation. In a study conducted by the Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan, the average CF was significantly higher when using the Agilis™ sheaths compared to the Swartz™ sheaths, especially in the inferior/anterior wall of the RPV and the roof/carina of the LPV.1
The Agilis NxT steerable introducer improves access to hard-to-reach sites, and can be adjusted to aid various anatomic approaches—eliminating the need to change out sheaths in order to reach the desired position.2 Its soft, atraumatic tip reduces potential for trauma during transseptal punctures, and provides a smooth transition to catheter.
In clinical studies, the use of the Agilis NxT steerable introducer was associated with:
Read the TOCCASTAR clinical study.
In a randomized study of steerable versus non-steerable sheath technology in AF ablation, significantly higher single-procedure success was achieved when the ablation catheter was supported by the Agilis NxT steerable introducer, versus a fixed guiding introducer.2
Studies also found that procedural efficacy was improved during cavotricuspid isthmus ablation when the ablation catheter* was supported by the Agilis NxT steerable introducer, versus a fixed guiding introducer.7
All statements related to improvements in catheter manipulation, control and access are based on the design of the Agilis NxT steerable introducer, and are in comparison to a fixed curve, non-steerable sheath.
*Ablation catheter used in conjunction with the Agilis NxT steerable introducer: Boston Scientific Blazer™ II XP, 8 mm tip.
You are about to enter an Abbott country- or region-specific website.
Please be aware that the website you have requested is intended for the residents of a particular country or countries, as noted on that site. As a result, the site may contain information on pharmaceuticals, medical devices and other products or uses of those products that are not approved in other countries or regions
Do you wish to continue and enter this website?