Crouse Health First Hospital in Syracuse to Use QDot Micro Catheter

Nikhil Joshi, MD, with QDot EP Cath

Crouse Cardiologist Nikhil Joshi, MD, is the first in Syracuse to use the QDot Micro Catheter, which allows for a more precise ablation in a fraction of the time, improving procedural efficacy and efficiency.

An ablation is a procedure used to treat atrial fibrillation (AFib), a common heart rhythm disorder. Afib occurs when the upper and lower chambers of the heart stop beating in harmony. Instead, the upper chambers beat irregularly and stop moving blood through and out of the heart.

The QDot Micro Catheter

Based on clinical data, with QDot temperature-controlled ablation takes approximately 60 minutes of total procedural time and has an 86 percent clinical success rate.

“It’s exciting to be the first hospital to use the QDot Micro Catheter,” said Crouse President & CEO, Seth Kronenberg, MD. “Reducing ablation time as well as increasing the freedom from repeat ablation will improve outcomes for patients with AFib.”

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