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About FlexAbility Ablation Catheter, Sensor Enabled

Strong safety and effectiveness profile in a predictable, durable cardiac ablation catheter.

Sideview of the FlexAbility Cardiac Ablation Catheter, Sensor Enabled

Designed in Partnership with Physicians

As a leader in cardiac ablation products, Abbott has partnered with physicians worldwide to address the clinical need for an irrigated ablation catheter that is reliable and comfortable to use. The result is the FlexAbility™ Cardiac Ablation Catheter, Sensor Enabled™.

Designed for Optimal Performance

The flexible tip and advanced shaft and handle combination of the FlexAbility Ablation Catheter, SE fulfills the industry’s need for a predictable, durable cardiac ablation catheter with a strong safety and effectiveness profile.1-5

Designed to enhance procedural versatility and precision when integrated with Abbott mapping and navigation systems — including the EnSite Precision™ Cardiac Mapping System — the FlexAbility Ablation Catheter, SE was created to facilitate detailed, accurate model creation5 and effective lesion creation.2

The FlexAbility Ablation Catheter, SE is intended to yield safe, effective outcomes for your patients1-4 and provide the consistent performance and fatigue-reducing enhancements6,11 important for long procedures.

Sideview of the flexible tip of the FlexAbility Cardiac Ablation Catheter, SE.

FlexAbility Ablation Catheter, Sensor Enabled

This short animation presents the flexible tip, shaft and handle of the FlexAbility Ablation Catheter, SE.

Reduce Procedural Risk

The flexible tip design of the FlexAbility Ablation Catheter, SE, may reduce procedural risk with directed flow and tip temperature monitoring.1,3-5 The tip has demonstrated:

  • Tip safety: The catheter demonstrated comparable lesion creation with significantly fewer steam pops in an in vivo canine model4,13 and no instances of charring or coagulation formation in a human clinical trial.2
  • Tip conformance: The flexible tip conforms to the myocardium and reduces operator-transmitted force into the tissue.7,12
  • Electrode configuration: 1 mm band distal tip spacing optimizes signal quality.8

Navigate with Accuracy and Consistency

With the FlexAbility Ablation Catheter, SE, you can navigate anatomy with a catheter designed for accuracy and consistent performance.5,6 Its next-generation shaft technology combines optimized planarity, torque response and durability.5,6,9

  • Constructed for control
  • Durable design

Reach Challenging Locations with Less Fatigue

With the FlexAbility Ablation Catheter, SE, you can reach challenging locations with less hand fatigue.6,11 Its handle and shaft are designed for comfort and ease of use, offering excellent maneuverability and reduced deflection force.6,11

References

  1. Abbott. Data on file. Report 90058001.
  2. Abbott. Data on file. Report 90122753. Based on Therapy™ Cool Flex™ ablation catheter tip.
  3. Peichl, P., & Kautzner, J. (2013). Advances in irrigated tip catheter technology for treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. Recent Patents on Cardiovascular Drug Discovery, 8(1), 10-16. http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1574890111308010003
  4. Winterfield, J. R., Jensen, J., Gilbert, T., Marchlinski, F., Natale, A., Packer, D., … Wilber, D. J. (2015). Lesion size and safety comparison between the novel flex tip on the FlexAbility ablation catheter and the solid tips on the ThermoCool and ThermoCool SF ablation catheters. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 27(1), 102-109. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jce.12835
  5. FlexAbility SE uses the same flexible tip as the FlexAbility Ablation Catheter, which has demonstrated equivalent performance in bench and preclinical testing to the tip used in Therapy Cool Flex.
  6. Abbott. Data on file. Report 90125558.
  7. Abbott. Data on file. Report 90213554.
  8. Abbott. Data on file, Report 90115246.
  9. Abbott. Data on file. Report 90042968.
  10. Abbott. Data on file. Report 90139188.
  11. As compared to the St. Jude Medical™ Therapy™ Cool Flex™ ablation catheter.
  12. As compared to the St. Jude Medical™ Therapy™ Cool Path™ catheter.
  13. As compared to the ThermoCool™ SF catheter (Biosense Webster, Inc.).
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