A hallmark of heart failure progression is an overactive sympathetic nervous system (SNS). The SAVM procedure aims to calm sympathetic nerve activity and address a root cause of heart failure.
During the implant-free procedure, the Axon Ablation Catheter is inserted into the femoral vein, navigated through the venous system to a target vessel near the right greater splanchnic nerve.
Once there, the vessel is treated with targeted ablation therapy to block nerve signals, diminishing sympathetic activity and normalizing volume balance in the body.
The outpatient procedure can typically be performed in under an hour.
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