Hansen Medical has announced the successful completion of the first clinical procedures in the USA using the Magellan 6F robotic catheter. Alan Lumsden, treated two patients with the catheter at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, USA.
The cases included an endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) to treat an abdominal aortic aneurysm and a lower extremity intervention for the treatment of peripheral artery disease.
The procedures at Houston Methodist follow the completion of the world’s first clinical procedures using the Magellan 6F robotic catheter at Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou in Paris, France, last month. The Pompidou procedures were part of an ongoing, 25-patient study to assess the use of the new Magellan 6F catheter in a variety of embolization procedures.
The 6F catheter is the latest addition to the family of catheters for use with the Magellan Robotic System. The 6F catheter’s design provides for precise robotic navigation and control in a single, 6F outer diameter catheter; enabling use of the Magellan Robotic System in smaller vessels in the peripheral vasculature.
“I am very pleased to have completed the first clinical procedures in the USA using the 6F robotic catheter,” Lumsden said. “As an existing user of the Magellan 9F robotic catheter, our team is very familiar with the Magellan system. The lower profile 6F catheter enables robotic procedures with a smaller access puncture. Further, the smaller diameter makes it likely to be very valuable for lower limb procedures, particularly when encountering tortuous anatomy.”