Could you use extra support during minimally invasive, structural heart disease procedures?
As a surgeon or interventional cardiologist, treatments like Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) require all your skill and focus.
Quickly increase your confidence during these challenging procedures with HeartNavigator.
Beforehand, it simplifies planning, device and projection angle selection. During procedures, it provides live image guidance to support device positioning.
3 ways HeartNavigator supports structural heart disease procedures
- Makes it easier to plan and select devices and choose the best X-ray viewing angle
- Supports you during device placement with live 3D imaging guidance
- Provides insight into calcified plaque distribution in the ascending aorta and ostia of the coronaries
Planning made easier for structural heart disease procedures
HeartNavigator provides automated planning to help simplify complex structural heart disease procedures. It creates an excellent 3D image from previously acquired 2D CT datasets. Virtual device templates can then be used to assess and select the appropriate device size and the best projection for the patient’s individual anatomy.
Automatically selects the optimal X-ray view
Use HeartNavigator instead of taking several low-contrast aortograms to find the optimal projection for your structural heart disease procedure. It shows different visualizations of the aortic root. The software then suggests the best projection for the procedure and you can store additional projections as needed.
+ How to use HeartNavigator for structural heart disease procedures
“I plan all my cases with the HeartNavigator. I trust the measurements with HeartNavigator more than the measurements provided by the normal CT scan.”
Dr. H. Schrőfel, Heart Surgery Clinic, Karlsruhe, Germany
Gain confidence during structural heart disease procedures
HeartNavigator is an interventional planning tool that help simplify planning, device selection, and projection angle selection in preparation for structural heart disease procedures. During the procedure, HeartNavigator provides live image guidance to support you in positioning a device with confidence.
The HeartNavigator image visualizes the aortic root in various ways, and helps to give insight into the distribution of calcification.
Courtesy of: Clinic for Heart Surgery, Kalsruhe, Germany
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During the procedure, you match the live fluoroscopy image with the 3D image of the aorta to show the exact position of the device. This provides you with more guidance and information to check the size of the device and its correct position. Having these images available in the hybrid OR or cath lab can shorten structural heart disease procedures and help improve patient care.
How to use HeartNavigator for structural heart disease procedures
Step 1: Automatic segmentation. The DICOM CT dataset is automatically segmented to show anatomical structures and landmarks.
|Step 2: Device selection and view planning. Different virtual device templates can be used to check the size of the device. The software selects the optimal projection view for the procedure. You can store various X-ray views for use during the procedure.|| |
|Step 3. Import and match images. The software automatically imports the live X-ray images. The user manually matches the 2D images with the 3D dataset.|| |
|Step 4. Live overlay image. During the procedure, you can use the 3D reference image on the normal monitor and the 3D live overlay on the X-ray image to get real-time feedback as you navigate through vasculature. The overlay automatically follows the C-arm position and all system movements can be controlled at tableside.|| |