CardioFocus® Announces Expanded Distribution Partnership With MicroPort™ CRM To Include Spain And Portugal
MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Jan. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- CardioFocus, Inc., a medical device company dedicated to advancing ablation treatment for atrial fibrillation (AFib), announced today that it has expanded its existing French distribution partnership agreement with MicroPort CRM in France to include both Spain and Portugal.
"We are pleased to be represented by MicroPort CRM in France and have been very impressed by MicroPort's launch of HeartLight® X3," said Burke T. Barrett, Chief Executive Office & President of CardioFocus. "Based on the success in France, we believe MicroPort will achieve rapid HeartLight X3 adoption in both Spain and Portugal."
"We are convinced our collaboration in Europe with CardioFocus is a win-win partnership," said Philippe Wanstok, SVP Global Sales and Marketing at MicroPort CRM. "The HeartLight X3 ablation system is the perfect complement to our MicroPort EP range of catheters and Columbus™ 3D imaging system. Innovation leading to simplifying AFib ablation procedures, while gaining in efficiency, is key to success."
"The precision of the HeartLight X3's laser technology is truly remarkable," said Dr. Jean-Marc Sellal, from the University Hospital of Nancy. "The HeartLight X3 System has become my tool of choice for pulmonary vein isolation in the treatment of atrial fibrillation. It allows the cells responsible for the arrhythmia to be destroyed very effectively while preserving the surrounding atrial tissue."
More than 33 million patients worldwide suffer from AFib,1 which has been associated with significant symptoms, functional impairment, stroke, cognitive decline, heart failure, and reduced longevity. In Europe alone, it is estimated that the number of patients may rise up to 17 million by 20302.
In 2019, European CE Mark approval for the next-generation HeartLight X3 System was obtained. Extensive clinical studies of the HeartLight System and the new HeartLight X3 System demonstrated that AFib patients can be treated quickly and with excellent procedure time predictability3. During the pivotal confirmatory study of 60 patients, the HeartLight X3 System achieved very rapid pulmonary vein isolation (PVI), in as few as three minutes for a single pulmonary vein.
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1 Chugh SS, Havmoeller R, Narayanan K, et al.; Worldwide Epidemiology of Atrial Fibrillation: A Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study. Circulation. 2014 Feb 25;129(8):837-47.
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