What is Kapsus?
Kapsus catheter is an enabling technology that allows a safe, accurate, and controlled transseptal puncture from the Right Atrium to provide Left Atrial access. This device is ideal for interventional cardiologists and electrophysiologists seeking peace of mind during transseptal puncture procedures.
How does it work?
The device is introduced from the venous side and advanced until its distal tip is positioned in the superior vena cava. The housing is then deployed, anchoring the device in a temporary position.
Once the septum is visualized, the physician can control the delivery system to be perpendicular to the fossa ovalis and perform the puncture.
Transseptal Puncture Background
Transseptal puncture is a half-century-old procedure performed to gain access to the Left Atrium by puncturing the Fossa Ovalis. Current transseptal puncture devices use a needle that is drawn over the anatomy of the heart until the Fossa Ovalis is located through tactile feedback.
Atrial housing is a key component to the Kapsus and is cornerstone to its design. The housing provides a stable and repeatable alignment of the needle delivery system for puncturing the Fossa Ovalis. The Kapsus offers optimal safety when performing a transseptal puncture.
The handle embodies a small and elegant design. The procedure is broken down into a series of steps, easily and intuitively performed using various components of the handle. The Kapsus handle provides the control necessary for a safe, efficient, and consistent procedure.
The procedure for performing a transseptal puncture with the Kapsus is simple and can be repeated with minimal variation. The Kapsus helps minimize uncertainty in accessing the Left Atrium.