HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound)
What is the Epicor Cardiac Ablation System?
The Epicor Cardiac Ablation System allows an ablation device to be placed on the outside of a beating heart and delivers High Intensity Focused Ultrasound energy across the wall of the heart to create very precise and contiguous lines of cardiac tissue ablation.
What is High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)?
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound is a unique energy source which can create spatially controlled lesions by varying frequency, power and time. HIFU enables physicians to treat patients who require cardiac ablation, without use of a heart-lung (cardiopulmonary) bypass machine.
What can patients expect?
- The procedure itself takes less than 10 minutes
- Creates a minimal incision
- Stand alone patients (those having no additional procedures) are usually able to go home in 2 to 3 days.