AcuNav ultrasound catheter
The ACUSON AcuNav™ ultrasound catheter brings the full force of ultrasound technology inside the heart. Physicians can now perform a complete ultrasound exam when it counts most - during interventional procedures and before the patient leaves the catheterization or electrophysiology lab. The AcuNav ultrasound catheter is relied upon by electrophysiologists to provide critical visualization necessary to perform atrial fibrillation and other complex arrhythmia ablations. As interventional cardiologists replace open-heart surgical closure of septal defects with transcatheter techniques, the AcuNav ultrasound catheter is their visualization tool of choice, even supplanting transesophageal imaging.
The AcuNav ultrasound catheter is a sterile, single-use, 8 or 10 French ultrasound catheter designed for placement inside the venous system, providing ultrasound images with unparalleled detail resolution and penetration, down to 15 cm in the heart. The user determines the desired tradeoff between resolution and penetration by choosing from up to four imaging frequencies, all at the touch of a button.
The catheter is compatible with select Siemens ACUSON echocardiography systems.
*The AcuNav is intended for use in the right heart only.