Abbott Introduces Innovative Treatment for Heart Rhythms
Abbott Laboratories has introduced the Volt PFA system, an innovative treatment for abnormal heart rhythms using high-energy electrical impulses to destroy cells responsible for the condition. The system aims to provide a safer alternative to traditi...
Troy D. Hanson
January 18, 2024
Abbott Laboratories, a leading healthcare-products manufacturer, has recently conducted the first global procedures using its groundbreaking Volt Pulsed Field Ablation (Volt PFA) system. This cutting-edge technology aims to treat patients suffering from common abnormal heart rhythms, including atrial fibrillation.
As part of a clinical study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Volt PFA system, Abbott treated over 30 patients in Australia. The company is optimistic about obtaining approval for its U.S. clinical trial in the first half of this year.
Traditionally, patients with conditions like atrial fibrillation would undergo either radiofrequency ablation or cryogenic ablation to restore normal heart function. However, Abbott's Volt PFA system takes a different approach. Rather than using heat or extreme cold, it utilizes high-energy electrical impulses to target and destroy the cells responsible for abnormal heart rhythms. This innovative technique minimizes the risk of damage to surrounding tissues, which is particularly beneficial for patients with complex disease or anatomy.
Abbott Laboratories continues to lead the way in advancing cardiac care with its Volt PFA system. By employing advanced technology and focusing on patient safety and effectiveness, Abbott aims to provide an alternative treatment option that offers promising results.