Why perform a transseptal puncture?
The Kapsus is intended for cardiology procedures that require 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 such as aortic root puncture or tamponade might occur.
- Pressure measurement in the left atrium
- Left ventricular access through the mitral valve
- Mitral valvuloplasty
- Electrophysiological intervention for catheter ablation
- Paravalvular leakage
- Left atrial appendage closure
- Transfemoral mitral valve procedure e.g. mitra clip
How does Kapsus perform differently compared to other devices?
The Kapsus takes advantage of multiple entry points and it relies on reproducible puncture site location methods. Its housing ensures consistency of procedures while managing variability between patients.
The Kapsus device for transeptal puncture is an investigational device not available for sale at this time.