This device is commercially available for use in select international markets.
Designed in Partnership With Physicians
As a leader in cardiac ablation products, St. Jude Medical has partnered with physicians worldwide to address the clinical need for an irrigated ablation catheter that is reliable and comfortable to use. The result is the FlexAbility™ irrigated ablation catheter, Sensor Enabled™—with a flexible tip and advanced shaft and handle combination—designed for optimal handling, increased maneuverability and reduced procedural risk.1-3
Designed to enhance procedural versatility and precision4-6 when integrated with St. Jude Medical™ mapping and navigation systems—including the EnSite Precision™ cardiac mapping system and MediGuide™ Technology—the FlexAbility ablation catheter, Sensor Enabled, was created to facilitate detailed, accurate mapping4-6 and lesion creation.
The FlexAbility ablation catheter, Sensor Enabled, is intended to yield safe, effective outcomes for your patients2,3 and provide the consistent performance and fatigue-reducing enhancements7—important for long procedures.
Unique flexible tip*
The flexible tip design of the FlexAbility ablation catheter, Sensor Enabled, may reduce procedural risk with directed flow and tip temperature monitoring.1,3,8 The tip has demonstrated:
- Tip safety: The catheter demonstrated comparable lesion creation with significantly fewer steam pops in an in vivo canine model****8 and no instances of charring or coagulation formation in a human clinical trial.2
- Tip conformance: The flexible tip conforms to the myocardium and reduces operator-transmitted force into the tissue.***9
- Electrode configuration: 1 mm band distal electrodes and 1-4-1 mm spacing enhances ECG signals and reduces far-field sensing.10
Next-generation shaft technology
With the FlexAbility ablation catheter, Sensor Enabled, you can navigate anatomy with a catheter designed for maneuverability and consistent performance.**,****,7 Its next-generation shaft technology combines optimized planarity, torque response and durability, for reliability, accuracy and consistent performance.**,****,7
- Constructed for control
- Durable design
Advanced handle-shaft combination
With the FlexAbility ablation catheter, Sensor Enabled, you can reach challenging locations with less hand fatigue.**,****,7 Its handle and shaft are designed for comfort and ease of use, offering excellent maneuverability and reduced deflection force.**,****,7
Comprehensive cardiac ablation therapy and arrhythmia management
The FlexAbility ablation catheter, Sensor Enabled, is part of our advanced ablation and mapping portfolio. As a leader in ablation and mapping technology, our vision is to transform the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias by designing outcome-driven and cost-effective technologies. Read more about the portfolio and our approach to cardiac arrhythmia management.