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Medtronic Announces First Patient Treated in Global Collaboration with Cydar Medical



Medtronic announced that the first patient in a 40-site global pilot program that brings Cydar Medical’s artificial intelligence (AI) solution, Cydar Maps, into the clinical environment has been treated. Cydar Maps generates a 3D map of patient soft tissue to support and integrate pre-operative planning, intra-operative guidance and post-operative review of endovascular minimally invasive surgery, using AI to update the map throughout the patient journey.

Medtronic chose Cydar Medical to pilot with because Cydar Maps has been shown in independent studies to offer a number of benefits, including halving the radiation exposure for patients and the clinical team, simplifying the clinical workflow and increasing clinician confidence, which in turn can significantly reduce procedure times. The first patient in the pilot program received endovascular treatment earlier this month in conjunction with Cydar’s Maps at Edward Hospital in Naperville, Illinois.

“This is a significant milestone in Medtronic’s collaboration with Cydar Medical as we aim to revolutionize endovascular aortic treatment with cutting-edge, digital solutions,” said Nina Goodheart, SVP and President of the Structural Heart & Aortic business at Medtronic. “We look forward to continued progress toward our vision to provide physicians with enhanced knowledge to get the best possible outcomes for their patients.”

Medtronic and Cydar anticipate this pilot program will be the first step in the development of predictive analytics to support procedure planning, by assessing factors such as the risk of endoleaks, sac regression probability and more.

“This cutting-edge technology empowers us with the ability to navigate complex vascular procedures with greater precision, ensuring optimal outcomes for our patients. We are honored to be a part of this innovative program and are eager to contribute to the advancement of endovascular aortic surgery,“ said George Pontikis, MD, vascular surgeon at Edward Hospital in Naperville, Illinois, who treated the first patient.

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