Stereotaxis

The Stereotaxis Robotic Magnetic Navigation System, first offered in Southwest Ohio at Miami Valley Hospital, is a minimally invasive treatment that delivers improved results for patients with complex cardiac arrhythmias.

The Stereotaxis Vdrive® robotic navigation system allows physicians to remotely control an ultrasound catheter with improved real-time picture quality of the heart’s anatomy while simultaneously maneuvering another catheter to ablate, or destroy, the diseased cardiac tissue causing the arrhythmia.

Once in place, the catheter generates tiny electrical pulses to correct the arrhythmia and return the patient’s heart to a healthy rhythm. Used in combination with advanced three-dimensional mapping, Stereotaxis enables physicians to target the heart’s intricate wiring with pinpoint accuracy and enhances the safety of the ablation procedure by reducing radiation exposure.

Premier Health primarily uses the Stereotaxis system for treating complex arrythmias such as atrial fibrillation and title=ventricular tachycardia;healthinfo=Ventricular Tachycardia (VT).

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How Patients Benefit From Stereotaxis

  • Improved results in the treatment of common and complex arrhythmias
  • Shorter procedure times, less radiation exposure, and decreased hospital stays
  • Increased likelihood of successful treatment of highly complex arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia

For Medical Professionals

Besides treating atrial fibrillation, the Stereotaxis Robotic Magnetic Navigation System offers similar advantages in correcting other complex arrhythmias, such as ventricular tachycardia, and atrial arrhythmias associated with structural heart disease.  Read the Stereotaxis Case Study, courtesy of Mark E. Krebs, MD, FACS, to learn more. 

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Every moment of your life depends on a strong, healthy heart. The Premier Health cardiology and vascular services team is here to help you, each beat of the way, with prevention, diagnostic, treatment, and rehabilitation services in our hospitals, outpatient centers, and medical offices across Southwest Ohio.