ST. LOUIS, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Stereotaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: STXS) announced today that it launched the Odyssey Interventional Network, a training and educational video sharing web portal for the global cardiovascular community. The portal will showcase innovative electrophysiology (EP) and interventional cardiology (IC) procedures from leading centers around the world. The Odyssey Interventional Network utilizes Stereotaxis' state-of-the-art Odyssey technology platform to deliver a synchronized, high-definition view of all information available during a procedure. This allows specialists, referring doctors and patients an opportunity to virtually experience real interventional procedures and learn about the techniques of world-class clinical experts from the comfort of their home or office.
The first online broadcast features a recorded EP procedure hosted by Dr. Andrea Natale, MD, FACC, FHRS and Dr. David Burkhardt, MD, FACC from the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center in Austin, TX. They performed a case on a 50-year old patient with significant coronary artery disease who had received multiple shocks from his implantable defibrillator for ventricular tachycardia (VT) despite medical therapy. The patient was successfully treated during the procedure with the Stereotaxis Magnetic Navigation System as the doctors narrate the case.
The Odyssey Interventional Network represents a paradigm shift for the delivery of medical education. Online procedures are often low-quality broadcasts with a limited view of the case. Procedures that are broadcast on the Odyssey Interventional Network feature a complete, synchronized view of the many systems in the interventional lab in high definition, preserving the fine details of diagnostic and imaging data.
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