In interventional cardiology, teams need a set of comprehensive solutions to help make the appropriate decisions for the optimal patient care pathway, accurately and in a timely manner. 
Key challenges are: 

  • PATIENT ACCESS

    GENERALLY CROWDED SPACE, LARGE TEAMS, SEVERAL SPECIALTIES, AND THEREFORE DIFFICULT PATIENT ACCESS FOR THE HEART TEAM

  • COMMUNICATION

    BECAUSE OF DIFFERENT IMAGING, DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES, LIMITED COMMON LANDMARKS
  • EFFICIENCY

    BECAUSE PLANNING NEEDS TO BE SIMPLIFIED, AND, THE PROCEDURE TIME AND THE CONTRAST MEDIA AND DOSE REDUCED

    • Planning needs to be simplified because it can be complex yet is becoming a key
      requirement for safe and effective procedures
    • Procedure time needs to be reduced but the general anesthesia required
      with TEE involves:
      • High costs
      • Long recovery times
      • Greater risks for the patients
      • Difficult access to anesthesist
    • Contrast media and the dose need to be reduced because acute kidney injury is a
      frequent complication after TAVI & effects survival1

GE TECHNOLOGIES TO MEET THE CHALLENGES

Optimal platforms for cardiovascular procedures
  • VALVE ASSISTS 2(2)

    TO UNDERSTAND THE ANATOMY BEFORE THE INTERVENTION AND IMPROVE NAVIGATIONAL COMFORT

    Simplified planning

    • 0-click aorta segmentation and valve definition makes accurate valve sizing accessible to anyone
    • Direct import of planning lines in the cathlab, overlaid with X-Ray to simplify navigation

    Simple measurement tools

    • Simple sizing of the aortic valve
    • Assess potential regurgitation with exceptional contrast visualization

    Reduced procedure time

    • Image fusion of X-Ray & CT helps streamline procedures.
    • In LAAC procedures:
      -28% Procedure time3
      -25% Fluoroscopy time3

    Reduced contrast media and dose

    • Calcification enhancement improves the visualization of moving contrasted structures
    • Pre-op CT planning fused with X-Ray helps visualize device position within the anatomical environment when no anatomical landmark available

    • In TAVI procedures:
      -33% contrast media volume5
      -33% X-ray dose4

    • In LAAC procedures:
      -78% Volume of contrast media3
    MORE ABOUT TAVI
  • INTERACT VIEW X(6)

    Enhanced communication

    • Display the live X-Ray image on the Vivid™ U/S system screen
    • Precisely guide device delivery inside the 4D volume in real-time

    > Ability to see

    • anatomical details
    • functional information
    • device localization vs. anatomy
  • MICRO TEE

    REDUCED SIZE MAY REDUCE THE NEED FOR ANESTHESIA IN LAAC

    • Simplified procedures
    • Reduced patient preparation time
    • Less risk
    • Increased staff flexibility
  • VIVID™ E95(7)

    Premium 4D cardiovascular ultrasound system
    Designed to help you rise above some of today’s complex healthcare challenges

    In LAAC procedures:

    • Confirms with echocardiography the device location and evaluates compression before releasing the device

    In TMVR:

    • Assesses potential regurgitation with exceptional contrast visualization and temporal and spatial resolution
    • 4D Auto MVQ: rapid semi-automated detection of morphology of the mitral valve, including the annulus and the leaflets; storing of complete setup and the results together with the precise screen view for quality control8
    • Provides exceptional volume rates in singlebeat imaging helping to safely guide device deployment
    • FlexiSlice in-live allows the precise positioning of every single screw to be guided during the procedure

    In TTVR:

    • Provides exceptional volume rates in single beat imaging helping to safely guide device deployment
    • FlexiSlice in-live allows the precise positioning of every single screw to be guided during the procedure
    • Allows a rapid evaluation of procedural success and diagnosis of complications
    Learn More

Outcomes in structural heart obtained using Valve assist 2

Find the right IGS series for your cardiac interventions

Optima™ 3 IGS Series*

EXPLORE

Versatility within your reach
Optima™ IGS 320
Optima™ IGS 330

For Diagnostic & PCI:
PCI & CTO

Features:
  • Detector’s size for increased coverage
  • Touch screen to control from tableside

Innova™ IGS 5

EXPLORE

As flexible as it is powerful
IGS 520
IGS 530
IGS 540

For Diagnostic & PCI:
PCI & CTO
and Structural Heart Procedures:
TAVI I LAAC

Features:
  • PCI ASSIST
  • InnovaSense
  • DoseMap
  • Detector’s size for increased coverage
  • Touch screen to control from tableside
  • QFR®

Innova™ IGS 6

EXPLORE

Biplane image-guided system
IGS 620
IGS 630

For Diagnostic & PCI:
PCI & CTO
and Structural Heart Procedures:
TAVI I LAAC

Features:
  • PCI ASSIST
  • InnovaSense
  • Detector’s size for increased coverage
  • Touch screen to control from tableside
  • DoseMap
  • QFR®

Discovery IGS™ 7

EXPLORE

Free yourself from the rails
IGS 730
IGS 740

For Diagnostic & PCI:
PCI & CTO
and Structural Heart Procedures:
TAVI I LAAC I PVM I Mitral & Tricuspid

Features:
  • PCI ASSIST
  • InnovaSense
  • DoseMap
  • Detector’s size for increased coverage
  • Touch screen to control from tableside
  • QFR®

Discovery IGS™ 7 OR

EXPLORE

Rediscover space and movement
IGS 730 OR
IGS 740 OR

For Diagnostic & PCI:
PCI & CTO
and Structural Heart Procedures:
TAVI I LAAC I PVM I Mitral & Tricuspid

Features:
  • PCI ASSIST
  • InnovaSense
  • Detector’s size for increased coverage
  • Touch screen to control from tableside
  • QFR®

 

Not all products are available in all countries. For more information about products and services that are available in your contry, please contact your GE healthcare sales representative.

  1. Obesity and overweight – WHO: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs311/en/
  2. PCI ASSIST solution includes StentViz and StentVesselViz, features of Interventional X-ray systems Innova IGS 5, Innova IGS 6, Discovery IGS 7 and Discovery IGS 7 OR
  3. Improvement vs. same test without PCI ASSIST. IQ & visibility improvement is measured on Innova IGS 530 with phantoms using various Plexiglas thicknesses, acquisition parameters and the NEMA spoke wheel tool (ref 1), calculating the ratio of the contrast of the moving wires to the background noise level. The amount of IQ improvement related to PCI ASSIST depends on the acquisition parameters, clinical task, patient size, amount of motion in the image, anatomical location, and clinical practice. Ref1: A new tool for benchmarking cardiovascular fluoroscopes; S. Balter, Radiation Protection Dosimetry, Vol. 94, No. 1–2 pp. 161–166 (2001). Applicable to Innova IGS 5 (IGS 520, IGS 530 configurations), Innova IGS 6 and Discovery IGS 7 (IGS 730 configuration)
  4. DOC1683165 - Clinical evidence generation study based on Columbia images. The Statements by GE’s customers described here are based on results that were achieved in the customer’s unique setting. Since there is no ” typical ” hospital and many variables exist e.g. hospital size, case med, there can be no guarantee that other customers will achieve the same results. – Method: Assessment of clinical benefit of StentVesselViz: => - Independent assessment of each sequence by 6 experienced interventional cardiologists; - Assessment done in 2 steps by each reviewer:
    1 - Conventional post-deployment angiogram alone x 11 clinical cases
    2 - Angio + SVV sequence x 11 same clinical cases. Results are based on - Consensus of 5/6 operators
  5. Applicable to Innova IGS 5 (IGS 520 and IGS 530 configurations), Innova IGS 6, Discovery IGS 7 (IGS 730 configuration) and Discovery IGS 7 OR (IGS 730 OR configuration)
  6. Applicable to Innova IGS 5, Innova IGS 6 and Discovery IGS 7
  7. Option sold separately
  8. Effect of StentBoost imaging guided percutaneous coronary intervention on mid-term angiographic and clinical outcomes: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23332899
  9. QFR® Analysis is included in QAngio® XA 3D software. Sold by Medis medical imaging systems bv. It is applicable to Innova IGS 5, Innova IGS 6, Discovery IGS 7 and Discovery IGS 7 OR.
  10. GE IGS imaging systems refer to Innova IGS 5, Innova IGS 6, Discovery IGS 7 and Discovery IGS 7 OR

* IGS 3 series refer to Optima IGS 320 or Optima IGS 330