EPD Solutions

KODEX-EPD cardiac imaging and mapping system

    Imaging beyond the catheter

    A new approach to cardiac imaging

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    The KODEX-EPD system is a completely new approach to cardiac imaging and mapping that has been developed to address key unmet needs in electrophysiology (EP) procedures today. It is an open system that works with any validated EP catheter. KODEX-EPD uses dielectric imaging technology to visualize highly detailed cardiac anatomy in real-time and helps physicians identify anatomical variations. As a result, KODEX-EPD has the potential to greatly simplify navigation and support personalized ablation planning and delivery, with less dependency on fluoroscopy and contrast media.

     

    Discover how KODEX-EPD can enhance your procedural efficiency and patient care.

    Marlou Janssen - Business Leader Philips EPD Solutions
    We are proud to announce the commercial availability of our newest KODEX-EPD system, with dedicated functionality to support cryoablation procedures. Today, this technology is simplifying navigation, and in the future, it has potential for a wide range of applications, including addressing the key unmet need of real-time therapy assessment – one of the more significant limitations of the current standard of care."

    Marlou Janssen

    Business Leader Philips EPD Solutions

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    KODEX-EPD: Introducing dielectric sensing

    See true anatomy without contact or radiation


    The KODEX-EPD system provides real-time high-definition imaging that visualizes true anatomy in real-time during EP procedures, with 3D and panoramic views. No ionizing radiation, contrast medium or contact with the endocardium is required with this technique, and the resulting images show variations in cardiac anatomy – including accessory veins – that might otherwise be missed using conventional mapping systems.

     

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    Personalize therapy

    Image courtesy: Dr. Bianchi, S. et al., San Giovanni

    Calibita Fatebenefratelli Hospital, Rome, Italy

    Personalize therapy based on intraprocedural insights

     

    KODEX-EPD visualizes patient-specific anatomical details with excellent clarity to allow personalized therapy planning and delivery. The system provides accurate navigation using any standard validated catheter. In parallel, it creates continuously updated voltage and activation maps to support efficient collection of additional insights and confirm therapy impact.

     

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    Simplify your workflow

    Figure 6. Prof. Ng, A., Glenfield Hospital,

    Leicester – UK

    Simplify your workflow for more efficient procedures


    KODEX-EPD promotes predictable and streamlined ablation procedures supported by efficient imaging workflow. Every aspect of the system is designed to save you time during EP procedures. You get detailed 3D anatomy in as little as 3 minutes. The system is easy to set up and offers a streamlined workflow with very little need to correct for physiological distortions or patient movement, compared to magnetic or impedance-based systems.

     

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    Optimize your quality of care
    Image courtesy: Dr. Rillig and Dr. Metzner, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) - Hamburg, Germany

    Optimize your quality of care


    KODEX-EPD offers many ways to support you in optimizing the quality of care for your patients. It is an open platform, so you can choose your preferred ablation method and use any validated EP catheter. Dielectric imaging does not use ionizing radiation and may reduce the need for pre-procedural CT/MRI images. Moreover, the KODEX-EPD system with Occlusion feature provides an indication of pulmonary vein occlusion without X-ray or contrast, by detecting changes in blood flow with the Medtronic Achieve™ Mapping Catheter. *

     

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    * While using KODEX-EPD occlusion functionality, always refer to the applicable cryoballoon technical manual, published literature, and exercise your physician discretion to guide confirmation of pulmonary vein occlusion. 

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    See more with KODEX-EPD Imaging 1.
    Treat more with the Medtronic Cryoballoon2-6.

    Philips EPD Solutions and Medtronic have engaged in a collaboration to further advance the image-guided treatment of atrial fibrillation. This collaboration is designed to offer new value to Electrophysiologists performing cryoablation procedures.


    • Enhanced insight: The KODEX-EPD system supports Medtronic Cryoballoon procedures by visualizing highly detailed cardiac anatomy in real-time with 3D and panoramic views, enabling you to navigate the Achieve™ Mapping Catheter in an intuitive way.

    • Tailored approach: Harness the KODEX-EPD imaging, mapping and navigation capabilities1,7,8 with the Medtronic Cryoballoon dosing strategies2-6 to tailor your ablation approach.

    • Efficient workflows: Pairing the short procedure times3,5,6 of the Medtronic Cryoballoon system7, with the real-time imaging capabilities1 of the KODEX-EPD system, may create an opportunity for additional workflow efficiencies.

    • Minimal fluoroscopy: Fluoroless imaging with the KODEX-EPD system may reduce the dependency on angiography and pre-procedural CTs to visualize patient anatomy and guide the Achieve™ Mapping Catheter in cryoballoon procedures.1
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    KODEX-EPD imaging for cryoballoon ablation

    The KODEX-EPD system delivers high-resolution imaging of cardiac anatomy and visualizes the Medtronic Achieve™ Mapping Catheter, making it well suited to guide cryoballoon ablation procedures. Watch this interview video with Dr. Metzner and Dr. Rillig at UKE Hamburg, to learn more about the benefits of KODEX-EPD for cryoablation.
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    Bert van Meurs
    How a new way of visualizing the heart can help fight atrial fibrillation"

    Bert van Meurs

    Chief Business Leader Image Guided Therapy

    It’s a disease that can leave people fatigued and short of breath even after simple day-to-day activities, and puts them at increased risk of stroke. Atrial fibrillation, or AFib for short, is a heart rhythm disorder that affects an estimated 33.5 million people worldwide – a number that is expected to more than double in the next 30 years as populations age and people live longer. But despite impressive advances in medical technology, AFib is still difficult to treat effectively.

    Atrial fibrillation (AFib) in numbers

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    In AFib, the heart beats
    100-175 times a minute,
    compared to a normal range of 60-100
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    33.5 million people worldwide suffer from AFib9
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    People with AFib are nearly
    5 times more likely to suffer a stroke than people without AFib10
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    AFib costs have been estimated at $6 billion a year in the US alone11
    Bert van Meurs

    Join us at EHRA 2020!

    March 29- 31, 2020

    Visit the KODEX-EPD booth D200 and join us at the Satellite Symposium on March 30th


    In a 60-minute satellite symposium on March 30th, 12:45 – 13:45, we will present our breakthrough imaging technology, KODEX-EPD and the initial experience with Cryoballoon and RF ablation. The program will feature a group of renowned faculty, including Professors Claudio Tondo, Lucas Boersma, Lukas Dekker and Drs. Andreas Metzner and Tilman Maurer.

    Click here for more details on the program.

    Calendar of events EPD Solutions is present

    Jan 2020

    Jan 23 > Jan 25

    AF symposium
    Washington DC
    Feb 2020

    Feb 24 > Feb 26

    IDSS
    Tel Aviv, Israel
    March 2020

    Mar 29 > Mar 31

    EHRA congress
    Vienna, Austria
    May 2020

    May 6 > May 9

    HRS congress
    San Diego, CA
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    Philips acquires EPD Solutions


    In July 2018, Philips acquired EPD Solutions, an innovator in image-guided procedures for cardiac arrhythmias. The organization is known for its cardiac imaging and navigation system that helps electrophysiologists navigate the heart using 3D imaging, pinpointing the location of catheters for cardiac arrhythmias.

     

    EPD Solutions complements the Philips portfolio of interventional imaging systems, smart catheters, planning and navigation tools, software and services.

     

    Watch the video to learn more about how Philips and EPD Solutions are successfully merging our strengths.

    References

     
    1. EPD Data on File  
    2. Getman MK, et al. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2019 Nov;30(11):2274-2282.  
    3. Moltrasio M., et al. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2019 Jul; 42(7): 890-896.  
    4. Straube F, et al. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2019 Jun;30(6):918-925.  
    5. Aryana A., et al. Heart Rhythm. 2017 Sep;14(9):1319-1325.  
    6. Chun J., et al. Heart Rhythm. 2017 Apr; 14(4): 495-500.  
    7. Romanov A, et al.  Heart Rhythm, June 2019. [Epub ahead of print].  
    8. Maurer T, et al.  JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology, August 2019. [Epub ahead of print]
    9. Chugh SS, Havmoeller R, Narayanan K, et al. Worldwide epidemiology of atrial fibrillation: a Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study. Circulation. 2014;129(8):837–847.
    10. stoptheclot.org/about-clots/afib-2

    11. cdc.gov/dhdsp/data_statistics/fact_sheets/fs_atrial_fibrillation

    • The KODEX-EPD system is available for sale in a limited number of countries. Please check with your local representative for availability in your market.