The Acutus Platform.
The Acutus AcQMap platform is unlike any current treatment for atrial arrhythmias and other complex arrhythmias. With the ability to see the heart’s electrical function in real time, our electro-functional guided ablation system can get to what’s real and offer a clear vision for the treatment of atrial and complex arrhythmias.
Image.Using ultrasound, doctors can acquire more than 115,000 points every minute. This high resolution 3D imaging can be performed in minutes and allows for static or dynamic views of the anatomy.
Visualize.Real-time charge density mapping of the entire chamber is now possible for the first time. EPs can actually see electrical activation of the entire chamber as it happens – something never before possible.
Identify.Thanks to our real-time view, doctors are able to identify locations causing the arrhythmia and plan the best course of action.
Ablate.With a clear view, precise ablation – specific to each patient’s electrical heart function – can occur. No more generalized anatomical ablations that may or may not effect a patient’s arrhythmia.
Confirm.Thanks to real-time, beat-by-beat updates, physicians can confirm each ablation produced the desired outcome – giving doctors high confidence that the treatment will help their patient.
Acutus Medical provides doctors with the solutions they need to treat complex heart arrhythmias.
The AcQMap System is an advanced imaging, navigation and mapping system capable of displaying:
- High resolution 3D cardiac chamber reconstructions1
- Cardiac electrical activity as waveform traces
- Dynamic, three-dimensional, dipole density maps overlaid on the cardiac chamber reconstruction to show chamber-wide electrical activation.
- Remapping of the chamber at any time during the procedure
- Three-dimensional position of the AcQMap 3D Imaging and Mapping Catheter(s) and conventional electrophysiology catheters
Source: Heck P, Grace A, et al. NOVEL GLOBAL ULTRASOUND IMAGING AND CONTINUOUS CHARGE DENSITY MAPPING: INITIAL FINDINGS IN AF PATIENTS. Heart Rhythm UK 2015 Abstract Europace Vol 17, Issue suppl 5 October 2015. American Heart Association Abstract A17111 Circulation. 2015;132
The AcQMap 3D Imaging and Mapping Catheter is an advanced, non-contact, over-the-wire, intracardiac device used for standard and complex electrophysiology procedures. Key attributes include:
- Acquisition of up to 115,000 ultrasound data points per minute for high resolution 3D anatomic reconstruction
- Collection of up to 150,000 biopotential samples per second for display of full chamber, real-time, high resolution cardiac electrical activity
- Ease of maneuverability using the AcQGuide Steerable Sheath
The AcQGuide Steerable Sheath is designed to facilitate the intracardiac placement of diagnostic and/or therapeutic devices. Key attributes include:
- Precise shaft deflectability
- Atraumatic tip
- Double-braided for kink resistance
- High visibility under fluoroscopy
- Ergonomic handle
Prior to using these devices, please review the instructions for use for a complete listing of indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, potential adverse events and directions for use.
What is charge density mapping?
The ability to view a clear picture of the heart’s electrical activity in real-time is the hallmark of the AcQMap System. With other systems, only voltage readings have been used, resulting in a broad, blended view of cardiac activity.
The AcQMap System minimizes the broad field effect of voltage with multiple points-of-view and proprietary algorithms to calculate dipole density. Electrical activation is displayed as a dipole density map on a 3D ultrasound reconstructed surface anatomy. By displaying only the dipole density readings without the surrounding sources, the field of view becomes sharper and narrower.