1st heart procedure using EchoPixel's HTG tool completed

By AuntMinnie.com staff writers

June 23, 2021 -- The first structural heart procedure in the world using EchoPixel's 4D holographic therapy guidance (HTG) software was completed at a facility in Minnesota.

The one-time, minimally invasive procedure for atrial fibrillation patients, the WATCHMAN implant, was performed at CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center in St. Cloud. The center is the first to use EchoPixel's platform before and after the structural procedure.

Dr. Jacob Dutcher conducted the WATCHMAN implant
Dr. Jacob Dutcher, an interventional cardiologist and director of the structural heart program at CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center in St. Cloud, MN, conducted the WATCHMAN implant. Image courtesy of EchoPixel.

The procedure approach combines EchoPixel's preplanning True3D software with its intraoperative HTG platform, a 4D technology that enables an entire cardiac team to interact with a patient's organs and tissues as if they were physical objects.

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