Ablation Systems

July 31, 2014 — Radiation therapy may offer a promising new noninvasive alternative treatment for the millions of Americans whose high blood pressure doesn’t respond to medication, suggests preliminary research presented at the 56th annual me...

April 10, 2014 — The 2014 Guideline for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation includes recommendations for an increased use of radio frequency (RF) ablation in the treatment of non-valvular atrial fibrillation, the addition of three...

EP advances, nanostim, electrophysiology advances, trends

There have been several advances in electrophysiology (EP) technologies this past year, many of which were highlighted during the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2013 scientific sessions earlier this year. These advances included a leadless pacemaker,...

Rotor mapping FIRM Technique

New research presented at Heart Rhythm 2013 continues to show promising results for focal impulse and rotor modulation (FIRM) mapping to effectively target atrial fibrillation (AF) sources and improves ablation therapy outcomes. The novel diagnost...

Medtronic, GOLD AF Registry, PVAC GOLD, atrial fibrillation, ablation catheter
Medtronic plc announced the first patient enrollment in the GOLD AF Registry, a prospective, observational clinical study of its Phased Radiofrequency (RF)...
catheter ablation, Afib, Amiodarone, Luigi Di Biase, ACC, heart failure
Patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation were less likely to experience death, hospitalization or recurrent Afib with catheter ablation than with a...
atients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who received ablation while they were already undergoing surgery to correct a leaky mitral valve had fewer...
CTSN, atrial fibrillation, surgical ablation, mitral valve surgery
New study results from The Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN) show the addition of surgical ablation during mitral valve surgery reduces the...
Ablation Catheters, Atrial Fibrillation, EP Lab, FlexAbility Ablation Catheter
The TactiCath Quartz irrigated ablation catheter from St. Jude Medical Inc. gives physicians a real-time, objective measure of the force...
The Vado steerable introducer sheath from Kalila Medical is the first of its kind steerable sheath that does not require pull wires for tip...
Biosense Webster Inc.’s Thermocool Smarttouch Catheter enables direct and real-time measurement of contact force during catheter ablation...

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catheter ablation, Afib, Amiodarone, Luigi Di Biase, ACC, heart failure
Patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation were less likely to experience death, hospitalization or recurrent Afib with catheter ablation than with a...
atients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who received ablation while they were already undergoing surgery to correct a leaky mitral valve had fewer...
Topera, Abbott, FIRMap, rotors, rotor mapping
Abbott has entered into an agreement to purchase Topera Inc., a private, venture-backed medical device company focused on developing electrophysiology...
Imricor Medical Systems, Inc. announced the first three cardiac ablation procedures were completed in the first clinical study that is evaluating the...

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