Why perform a transseptal puncture?
The Kapsus device is intended for cardiology procedures that require a transseptal puncture. The transseptal puncture approach entails the catheterization of the Right Atrium with a subsequent penetration of the Septum, which is safer than approaching the Left Atrium through the Left Ventricle. Transseptal punctures can be performed for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes with minimal risk when done accurately. However, potential complications include aortic root puncture or tamponade.
• Pressure measurement in the Left Atrium
• Left Ventricular access through the Mitral Valve