Visura Technologies is a startup medical company which receives FDA clearance for TEE Camera Device System. This new system helps to capture high resolution ultrasound images of atria and heart valves.
The system is designed with single use disposable camera that attaches to the TEE probe and a separate viewing system display which allows physicians to view real time images from the camera. The camera carrier is to be used with a probe ( X7 – 2t, Philips).
TEE is a common cardiovascular procedure performed more than 500,000 times annually in the US, in which an ultrasound probe is placed in the patient’s esophagus which may help to capture high resolution ultrasound images of the heart valves and atria.
The founder of Visura Dr. David Marmor said, “TEE related complications and failed intubations can be dangerous for patients and have costly outcome for hospitals. The recent proliferation of catheter based structural heart interventions reliant on TEE imaging has led to growth in procedural volume and increase in the age and risk profile of patients, increasing the need for visual guidance for safe TEE probe intubation. We look forward to clinically introducing our device”.