Hansen Medical has entered into joint development and cooperation agreements with Siemens Healthcare to co-develop integrated products to advance treatment of irregular heartbeats.

The integrated products will help electrophysiologists simplify complex cardiac procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats).

The products will combine Siemens’ Artis zee family of angiography systems and the syngo DynaCT Cardiac (angiographic computed tomography) with Hansen Medical’s Sensei X Robotic Catheter System.

Cardiac arrhythmias can reduce quality of life and lead to serious health risks including heart failure and stroke, which affects 550,000 new patients in the USA each year and over 4.5 million people in Europe.

Hansen Medical CEO Frederic Moll said the collaboration with Siemens Healthcare will allow Hansen to develop integrated products that offer comprehensive solutions.

The design of an integrated solution will improve visualisation and instinctive driving within 3D anatomical models, resulting in improved catheter navigation and contact while inside a patient’s heart, Moll said.