The products presented on this page are medical devices and must be used by healthcare professionals.
The development of the Cathpax® AF Adjustable cabin in collaboration with the Professor Michel Haïssaguerre enabled to answer the needs of physicians regarding radiation protection and comfort during interventional radiology procedures. The Cathpax® AF (Atrial Fibrillation) cabin is particularly adapted for electrophysiology procedures. More than 25 countries and 330 centers throughout the world are using today the Cathpax® AF.
A cabin designed to reduce the X-ray exposure of operators to the minimum:
- Ionising radiation represents a real danger on the long-term health of the operators. Among multiple sanitary risks, scientific articles reveal cases of cerebral and thyroid tumors, cataracts, reproductive organ impairment, cutaneous cancers, vascular disease and DNA alteration – to learn more, do not hesitate to consult our White Paper on “X-ray dangers in interventional cath labs”
- Personal radiation protection equipment, such as lead aprons, thyroid shields, lead glasses or visors, protect only the covered body parts with a limited radiation protection (0,5 mm eq. Pb maximum)
A cabin contributing to the comfort of the operators:
- The regular wear of personal radiation protection equipment (weight: between 4 and 8 kg) causes with time at least one orthopaedic trouble for 50% of operators in interventional cardiology. (Source : Klein LW, et al., Occupational health hazards of interventional cardiologists in the current decade: Results of the 2014 SCAI membership survey. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2015;86:913-924).
- By liberating from heavy personal radiation protection equipment during complex procedures, such as atrial fibrillation ablations, the fatigue is felt much less by the operators, thereby optimising the heathcare quality applied to the patients.
The Cathpax® AF Adjustable model adapts to all cathlab configurations. Nevertheless, to offer yourself the possibility to work standing or sitting, discover the version Cathpax®AF Chair.