Electrophysiology | Therapy | Hardware

TactiSys™ Quartz Equipment

Product Highlights

  • Fast sampling rate for accurate Contact Force information
  • No lengthy startup calibration procedure required
  • Proprietary indicators designed to assess lesion formation, including:
    • FTI™ Index — Metric that combines contact force and the duration of ablation
    • LSI™ Index — A proprietary index combining contact force, radiofrequency (RF) application duration and RF current*

Ordering Information

Reorder Number Description
PN-004 400 TactiSys™ Quartz
PN-004 511 TactiSys™ Quartz Mount
PN-004 514 TactiSys™ Quartz Stockert RF Cable
PN-004 515 TactiSys™ Quartz Ampere RF Cable
PN-004 516 TactiSys™ Quartz Ethernet
TactiSys™ Quartz Equipment

*This parameter was displayed during ablation procedures in a 31-patient supplemental study to the TOCCASTAR clinical trial. However, the clinical utility of this parameter has not been evaluated.

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Brief Summary: Prior to using these devices, please review the Instructions for Use for a complete listing of indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, potential adverse events and directions for use. TactiCath™ Ablation Catheter


Indications: The TactiCath™ Quartz Contact Force Ablation Catheter is indicated for use in cardiac electrophysiological mapping and for the treatment of drug refractory recurrent symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, when used in conjunction with a compatible RF generator and three-dimensional mapping system.


Contraindications: Do not use for any of the following conditions: certain recent heart surgery; prosthetic valves; active systemic infection; use in coronary vasculature; myxoma or intracardiac thrombus, or an interatrial baffle or patch; retrograde trans-aortic approach in patients with aortic valve replacement.


Warnings: It is important to carefully titrate RF power; too high RF power during ablation may lead to perforation caused by steam pop. Contact force in excess of 70 g may not improve the characteristics of lesion formation and may increase the risk for perforation during manipulation of the catheter. Patients undergoing septal accessory pathway ablation are at risk for complete AV block which requires the implantation of a permanent pacemaker. Implantable pacemakers and implantable cardioverter/defibrillator may be adversely affected by RF current. Always verify the tubing and catheter have been properly cleared of air prior to inserting the catheter into the vasculature since entrapped air can cause potential injury or fatality. The temperature data transmitted by the sensor in this catheter is representative of the irrigated electrode only and does not provide tissue temperature data.


Precautions: The long-term risks of protracted fluoroscopy and creation of RF induced lesions have not been established; careful consideration must be given for the use of the device in prepubescent children. When using the catheter with conventional EP lab system or with a 3D navigational system, careful catheter manipulation must be performed, in order to avoid cardiac damage, perforation, or tamponade. Always maintain a constant saline irrigation flow to prevent coagulation within the lumen of the catheter. Access the left side of the heart via a transseptal puncture. Care should be taken when ablating near structures such as the sino-atrial and AV nodes.


Potential Adverse Events: Potential adverse events include, but are not limited to, cardiovascular related complications, including groin hematoma, pericardial effusion and infection. More serious complications are rare, which can include damage to the heart or blood vessels; blood clots (which may lead to stroke); tamponade; severe pulmonary vein stenosis; heart attack; esophageal fistula, or death. Please refer to the Instructions for Use for a complete list.

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Last Updated: March 29, 2018