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|Covidien Introduces New Barrx™ RF Ablation Catheter for Treating Barrett’s Esophagus|
Barrx™ Channel RFA Endoscopic Catheter eliminates need for multiple endoscope introductions; also offers enhanced visualization
The Barrx line of RFA catheters is based on Covidien’s proprietary technology that carefully controls the amount of RF energy delivered to remove diseased tissue, thereby allowing the growth of healthy tissue. Endoscopic surgeons and gastroenterologists can shorten procedure time with the new Channel RFA device, as this patient-centric design allows for fewer endoscope introductions and removals (compared to other Barrx catheters). The innovative technology in the Channel catheter enables a 7.5mm wide electrode to easily pass through a 2.8mm diameter endoscope working channel.
“Covidien continues to offer patients and physicians a solution to address Barrett’s esophagus,” said
Other features and benefits of the new device include a transparent ablation electrode for enhanced visualization and a unique rotatable shaft design that provides additional control and maneuverability. The Barrx Channel RFA Endoscopic Catheter is available in
For more information about Covidien’s Barrx solutions, RFA eradication therapy and Barrett’s esophagus, please visit www.barrx.com.
1 The Barrx Channel RFA Endoscopic Catheter (used with the Barrx™ Flex RFA Energy Generator) is indicated for use in the coagulation of bleeding and non-bleeding sites in the gastrointestinal tract, including, but not limited to, the esophagus. Indications include esophageal ulcers, Mallory-Weiss tears, arteriovenous malformations, angiomata, Barrett’s esophagus, Dieulafoy lesions, angiodysplasia, Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) and radiation proctitis (RP).