The Kapsus is intended for cardiology procedures that require transseptal puncture. The transseptal puncture approach entails the catheterization of the right atrium with a subsequent penetration of the septum, which is safer than approaching the left atrium through the left ventricle. Transseptal punctures can be performed for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes with minimal risk when done accurately. However, potential complications such as aortic root puncture or tamponade might occur.
The Kapsus takes advantage of multiple entry points and it relies on reproducible puncture site location methods. Its housing ensures consistency of procedures while managing variability between patients.
The Kapsus device for transseptal puncture is an investigational device not available for sale at this time.