The interesting paper by Pappone et al. 1 summarizes a single center
experience using remote controlled (RC) magnetic catheter ablation of atrial
fibrillation (AF). The magnetic navigation system (MNS, Stereotaxis, USA)
represents a well-established catheter navigation and ablation platform, which
has proven feasibility and safety in the treatment of various arrhythmias 2 3 4 5 6. The soft magnetic catheter aligns in parallel to an
externally induced magnetic field, which is steered by two permanent magnets
positioned next to the patient´s table.
Credits: Dr KR Julian Chun