Ablation Systems

This channel provides technology news on new ablation system advances in cardiac electrophysiology (EP) used to treat dysfunctional heart tissue that cause arrhythmias. Each cell in the myocardium generates its own electrical impulses to cause the heart to beat, but if some cells generate signals that are not in synch with other parts of the heart, it causes an arrhythmia, an abnormal heart beat. Ablation systems use heat (usually generated  by radio frequency, RF, energy or a laser) or extreme cold to cause small burns. These lesions create scar tissue that block electrical signals causing the arrhythmia. These procedures are guided by EP electro mapping systems

Boston Scientific Initiates OPTION Trial of Watchman FLX
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | June 12, 2019

June 12, 2019 — Boston Scientific Corp. has initiated the OPTION trial to compare safety and effectiveness of the...

Algorithm Steers Catheters to Right Spot to Treat Atrial Fibrillation

Using human AFib simulations, the researchers demonstrated that their technique can stop the catheter at the right target and identify the source type with a 95.25 percent success rate. This new algorithm also is effective in scarred tissue, which makes ablation more challenging, and has a 99 percent detection rate regardless of the scar size. Image courtesy of Florida Atlantic University.

News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | May 28, 2019

May 28, 2019 — Researchers have developed the first algorithm that can locate patient-specific...

Acutus Medical Announces Rhythm Xience Acquisition, New Partnerships at HRS 2019

Acutus Medical's acquisition of Rhythm Xience brings the Flextra steerable introducer sheath into Acutus Medical's product portfolio.

News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019 — At the 40th annual Heart Rhythm...

Biosense Webster Launches Cartonet Analytics Software for Electrophysiology
Technology | Analytics Software | May 16, 2019

May 16, 2019 — Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies announced the launch of Biosense Webster Inc.’s...

Biosense Webster Announces Initial Results From First-in-Human QDOT-FAST Study
News | Ablation Systems | May 16, 2019

May 16, 2019 — Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies announced that Biosense Webster, Inc.’s QDot Micro...

CardioFocus Announces Results From HeartLight X3 Ablation System Pivotal Study
News | Ablation Systems | May 16, 2019

May 16, 2019 — CardioFocus Inc. announced the presentation of results from its...

An screen shot of the Abbott Focal Impulse and Rotor Modulated (FIRM)-guided ablation system used to guide AF ablation procedures.

An screen shot of the Abbott Focal Impulse and Rotor Modulated (FIRM)-guided ablation system used to guide AF ablation procedures. 

News | Atrial Fibrillation | May 14, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

May 14, 2019 – The first prospective, multicenter, randomized, controlled trial to compare conventional pulmonary...

Netherlands Hospital to Install State-of-the-Art MRI Ablation Center
News | Ablation Systems | May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019 — Imricor announced the signing of a commercial agreement with the Haga Hospital in The Hague,...

A CyberHeart cardiac ablation radiotherapy treatment plan showing where the radiation beam will ablate for a noninvasive pulmonary vein isolation procedure. Varian acquires, buys, purchases Cyberheart.

A CyberHeart cardiac ablation radiotherapy treatment plan showing where the radiation beams will ablate for a noninvasive pulmonary vein isolation procedure to treat an arrhythmia.

Feature | Ablation Systems | May 10, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

May 10, 2019 — Radiation oncology vendor Varian announced it acquired the start-up company CyberHeart, which has...

Stereotaxis Announces Next-generation Robotic Magnetic Navigation and Imaging Systems

Robotic electrophysiology operating room including Stereotaxis Genesis RMN and Stereotaxis Imaging Model S systems. Image courtesy of Stereotaxis.

News | Robotic Systems | May 09, 2019

May 9, 2019 – Stereotaxis introduced Stereotaxis Genesis RMN, its next-generation...

Philips and Medtronic Collaborate on Image-guided Atrial Fibrillation Treatment
News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | May 09, 2019

May 9, 2019 — Philips announced a collaboration with Medtronic to further advance treatment of...

Ablation Reduces Risk of Dementia in Patients With AFib and Carotid Artery Disease
News | Ablation Systems | May 08, 2019

May 8, 2019 — Even though many medical practitioners may opt not to perform procedures on higher-risk patients, new...

Acutus Medical Receives FDA Clearance for Second-generation AcQMap Platform
Technology | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019 — Acutus Medical announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of its second-generation...

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