A History of Ideas Making a Difference
Pioneering inventor Will Webster founded Webster Laboratories with the philosophy of listening to and fulfilling the needs of the physician. Three decades later, Biosense Webster's advanced catheter designs are known throughout the world for their reliability and ease of use.
Halfway around the world, another pioneer, Dr. Shlomo Ben-Haim, developed 3-D cardiac mapping and navigation technology, providing new levels of insight, precision, and safety in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. In 1998, his Biosense, Inc. joined Webster Laboratories to form Biosense Webster.
Continued pursuit of practical innovation
Today, thousands of dedicated Biosense Webster problem-solvers around the world continue this legacy of innovation, born of listening to the needs of doctors and their patients.
Biosense Webster ideas have singularly propelled the field of electrophysiology from a collection of possibilities to an established, mainstream medical discipline. They've made profound differences in the medical community's approach to diagnosing and treating arrhythmias. Enabled physicians to find and cure more types of disease. Contributed directly to improved procedural methodologies and higher success rates. And enhanced safety for both patients and physicians.
Putting lives back in rhythm
Most importantly, Biosense Webster ideas have helped untold numbers of patients around the world regain their health, their energy, their lives.
Thanks to Biosense Webster technology, a 73-year-old grandmother is able to hike 10 acres of back-country wilderness only weeks after paroxysmal atrial tachycardia (PAT) had prevented her from climbing a few stairs. A 35-year-old man is treated for a potentially life-threatening case of Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome and nine months later experiences the birth of his beautiful daughter.
This is why we do what we do: continue to look for new and better ways to help physicians heal more hearts and put more lives back in rhythm than ever before.
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Biosense Webster is recognized worldwide as a leader in the science behind the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.
The first useful deflectable tip catheter was pioneered by Will Webster more than three decades ago. Ever since, Biosense Webster has defined the state of design and craftsmanship in diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac catheters. In fact, we offer more electrophysiology catheter designs than anyone else in the industry. But beyond numbers, our continuous pursuit of practical innovation has led to a steady flow of breakthrough designs.
At the same time, Biosense Webster has delivered mapping and navigation innovations that have advanced the science and practice of electrophysiology. Ongoing research and development at Biosense Webster has given EPs access to 3-D, real-time, color-coded views into the heart's electrical activity, allowing diagnosis and treatment with increasing precision. And collaboration with leaders in related industries is pushing the clinical boundaries still further, thanks to such new technologies as remote magnetic navigation and intracardiac echocardiography (ICE).
Guided by the needs of electrophysiologists and cardiologists, Biosense Webster has pioneered innovative technological advancements for more than 30 years. Some might call this quite a heritage. At Biosense Webster, we say it's just the beginning.
NaviStar ThermoCool, NaviStar ThermoCool SF, EZ Steer ThermoCool Nav, and ThermoCool SmartTouch catheters are FDA approved for the treatment of drug refractory recurrent symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, when used with compatible three-dimensional electroanatomic mapping systems. Catheter ablation for AF may not be an option for you if you have any of the following conditions: certain recent heart surgery; prosthetic valves; active systemic infection; certain cancers; intracardiac thrombus, or an interatrial baffle or patch. Consult your physician to find out if catheter ablation is right for you.
Known complications of catheter ablation include the following: bleeding, swelling or bruising at the catheter insertion site, and infection. More serious complications are rare, which can include damage to the heart or blood vessels; blood clots (which may lead to stroke); heart attack, or death.