ST. LOUIS, Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Stereotaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: STXS) announced today that starting in 2011, Stereotaxis will utilize the Remote Magnetic Navigation System in the electrophysiology (EP) lab at the University of Chicago Medical Center to train clinicians planning to install Stereotaxis at their own centers.
With adoption of Stereotaxis' Remote Magnetic Navigation System growing steadily, there is significant new demand for training with the system from clinicians worldwide. The Heart Rhythm Center at the University of Chicago (UCMC) is a world-leader in the care of patients with irregular heartbeats.
"The Heart Rhythm Center at the University of Chicago is one of the busiest university-based interventional programs in the greater Chicago area, providing the latest in diagnostic and treatment modalities," said Dr. Martin Burke, Acting Chief of Cardiology. "With Stereotaxis, we have the ability to care for people with the most complex irregular heartbeats."
This arrangement between UCMC and Stereotaxis creates a unique opportunity for electrophysiologists and other interventionalists who need training in magnetic navigation. UCMC will dedicate its Stereotaxis lab for training with phantom models for discrete periods, giving the Stereotaxis Clinical Training Directors the ability to provide guidance free from the distractions that are common when clinicians engage in training in their own facilities.
"Our experience shows that a well-trained EP clinical team adopts magnetic navigation much more rapidly in the year following the system's installation," said Michael P. Kaminski, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stereotaxis. "So we are focused on developing our clinical training programs as a key business strategy. With our recently launched Odyssey Interventional Network, the Global Initial Training Site demonstrates Stereotaxis'