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St. Jude Medical’s Cool Point Irrigation Pump Receives FDA Approval

St. Jude Medical, Inc. announced that its Cool Point Irrigation Pump received regulatory approval from FDA. Cool Point Irrigation Pump supplies continuous flow of saline through the catheter’s inner lumen when used in conjunction with SJM open-irrigated ablation catheters. It cools the ablation electrode providing effective energy delivery. It is developed specifically for the use with company’s IBI-1500T9-CP cardiac ablation generator and family of Therapy Cool Path irrigated catheters to enhance physicians’ ability in performing successful atrial ablations.

“The Cool Point pump is part of a fully integrated system that has been designed for easy set up and seamless operation with our latest cardiac ablation generator and our growing family of Therapy Cool Path open-irrigated catheters,” said Jane J. Song, president of the St. Jude Medical Atrial Fibrillation Division. “By introducing the Cool Point Irrigation Pump, we provide plug-and-play connectivity with the lab’s existing St. Jude Medical equipment.”

Cool Point Irrigation Pump’s monitoring and safety features provides physicians more control over therapy delivery. This helps physicians in monitoring the total volume of irrigation solution delivered through an easy-to-read display.

In-line occlusion detector monitors flow pressure between the pump and the catheter tip. It provides an alert if flow pressure increases to a large extent relative to the flow rate. Bubbles which are as small as two microliters are detected by redundant bubble detectors of the pump. Bubbles in the bloodstream cause embolism or stroke.