Understanding the Image
Shina Systems’ novel aortic valve assistance software application helps the interventional cardiologist achieve successful outcomes when used during complex percutaneous aortic valve replacement (PAVR) procedures.
Shina Systems’ novel aortic valve assistance software application helps the interventional cardiologist achieve successful outcomes when used during complex percutaneous aortic valve replacement (PAVR) procedures. Shina’s aortic valve assistance software utilized in four PAVR procedures performed at “Centro Hospitalar de Gaia” on July 21th by Dr. Vasco Gama allowed to achieve better access of the Iliac arteries and better placement of the CoreValve device.
"Up to today, out of thirty PAVR procedures performed at Gaia, two required surgery due to puncturing calcified areas in the Iliac artery. Using Shina's new technology, I was able to avoid such areas and successfully complete the procedure" said Dr. Vasco Gama of Centro Hospitalar de Gaia.
Realizing the value of 3D CT data in PAVR procedures, Shina Systems has developed a novel software application that innovatively integrates 3D CT data with angiograms and live fluoroscopy done during PAVR procedures.
The aortic valve assistance software application features are as follows:
• Ability to calculate based on 3D anatomy the optimal valve plane orientation.
• Allow optimally puncturing of the Illiac artery by overlaying the live fluoroscopy and 3D CTA image data, thereby decreasing the odds of puncturing calcium by mistake and sending the patient to surgery.
• Allow demonstrating the aorta and the calcified valve before and during the procedure.
These features may lead to multiple benefits such as reduced radiation dose, reduced contrast injection, and lower procedure duration.
“With the continuous growth of PAVR procedures, I find that the Shina Systems’ aortic valve assistance software application simplifies the planning of procedures, cuts down the overall procedure duration, and improves the success rate” said Dr. Vasco Gama of Centro Hospitalar de Gaia.