Johnson & Johnson MedTech’s Biosense Webster has introduced Carto 3 System Version 8, the latest version of its anatomical mapping system used in cardiac ablation procedures.

The Carto 3 System is a 3D heart mapping system that leverages electromagnetic technology to create real-time maps of a patient’s cardiac structures.

Initially launched in 2009, the system is designed to help electrophysiologists navigate the heart during diagnosis and therapeutic procedures for patients with cardiac arrhythmias.

It generates 3D maps to provide the exact location and orientation of catheters in the heart.

The Carto 3 System Version 8 comes with the Carto Elevate Module, which features the Optrell Mapping Catheter with Multipolar to improve signal quality.

It also featured the Cartosound FAM module to help create an automated 3D shell using deep-learning technology.

The system delivers efficiency, reproducibility, and accuracy for electrophysiologists in treating patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) and other arrhythmias, said the medical device maker.

Biosense Webster president Jasmina Brooks said: “We are pleased to announce this new version of our Carto 3 System, which reflects our continued focus on harnessing the latest science and technology to advance tools for electrophysiologists to treat cardiac arrhythmias.

“The Carto 3 System has been the cornerstone of catheter ablation procedures for more than a decade, helping electrophysiologists make treatment decisions.

“This new version advances the Carto 3 mapping and ablation experience through enhanced signal analysis, improved substrate characterisation, and utilisation of ultrasound technology.”

The Cartosound FAM introduces an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in intracardiac ultrasound.

The algorithm enables automatic generation of the left atrial anatomy before inserting the catheter into the left atrium, saving time while also providing a highly accurate map.

Carto Elevate module incorporates several new features, including Multipolar with the Optrell Mapping Catheter, Complex signals identification, Pattern acquisition, and Enhanced Confidense Module.

Montefiore-Einstein Health System electrophysiology system director and Albert Einstein College of Medicine cardiology professor of medicine Luigi Di Biase said: “Carto 3 System Version 8 incorporates a novel component, the Cartosound FAM Module, which, for the first time, utilises artificial intelligence to reconstruct the left atrial anatomy, streamlining the process for electrophysiologists.

“The Carto Elevate Module raises the bar for electro-anatomical mapping systems used in catheter ablation procedures.

“Capabilities such as Multipolar mapping make a difference for electrophysiologists in the electrophysiology lab, facilitating a reduction in far-field signal and increased focus on the electrical signals in the patient’s heart that contribute to arrhythmias.”