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ST. LOUIS, May 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stereotaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq:STXS) announced that it will highlight the milestones and clinical results achieved with its cutting-edge Epoch™ platform, as well as preview enhancements to the
Epoch suite, at the 34
th Annual Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Scientific Sessions, May 8-11, 2013 in Denver, CO. The Company has surpassed an industry leading 60,000 procedures on its remote magnetic navigation system, more than 10,000 of which were performed in 2012.
"We are excited to share with the HRS audience how our technologies have transformed the practice of electrophysiology (EP) for hundreds of physician users and what is ahead for us in terms of product innovation," says William Mills, Stereotaxis Board Chairman and interim Chief Executive Officer. "The safety of our robotic solutions is second to none, and the evidence continues to grow on other significant clinical and economic benefits. We remain focused on advancing and refining our magnetic and robotic navigation systems for optimal performance."
Mr. Mills says the Company's vision is to become the new standard of care in EP procedures across the globe and has already succeeded in doing so in countries such as Finland, where all five of its teaching hospitals, who collectively handle the vast majority of the country's complex EP cases, now routinely use Stereotaxis innovations.
More than 460 EPs worldwide utilize Stereotaxis technology today. Three of these physicians will speak to their personal experiences with the
Epoch platform, including the platform's impact on reducing procedure time, increasing patient volume and other favorable results through in-booth presentations (Booth 1802) at the following times:
May 9, 3:30-4:00 p.m. – Dr. Tamas Szili-Torok, Erasmus Medical Center
May 10, 10:00-10:30 a.m. – Dr. William Spear, Advocate Christ Medical Center
May 10, 10:30-11:00 a.m. – Dr. J. Peter Weiss, Intermountain Medical Center
Furthermore, the Robotic EP Society, conceived by Stereotaxis physician users and other robotic advocates at the 2012 HRS Scientific Sessions, will convene during the three-day event. The group's purpose is to exchange best practices and clinical insights, while building a network of experts intent on moving robotics from early adopters to generalized usage in electrophysiology.