Surgical Tools to Facilitate Cardiothoracic Device Insertion
Unmet Medical Need: Accessing hard-to-reach areas of the heart during cardiothoracic procedures leads to prolonged operating room time/cost, increasing the risk of complications before and after surgery, including death.
Envisioned Healthcare Product: Access tools to localize and enter the coronary sinus for left ventricular lead insertion, thus reducing operating room time, hospital stay, costs, and bleeding risks.
Stage of Development: STTR
Columbia-Coulter Funding Cycle: 2012-2013