EP Lab

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for cardiac electrophysiology (EP) systems, techniques and devices. This includes implantable EP devices, pacemakers, ICD, CRT, ablation technologies, left atrial appendage occlusion (LAA), atrial fibrilation (AF) and Holter monitors.

Biotronik Launches Acticor and Rivacor ICD and CRT-D Devices in Europe
News | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | April 18, 2019

April 18, 2019 – Biotronik announced the European market release of what it calls the world’s smallest...

CardioFocus Announces European CE Mark Approval Of HeartLight X3 System
News | Ablation Systems | April 16, 2019

April 16, 2019 — CardioFocus Inc. announced the European CE Mark approval of the HeartLight X3 Endoscopic...

Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Emergency X-ray Identification of Pacemakers
News | Pacemakers | March 29, 2019

March 29, 2019 — A research team from Imperial College London believes a new software could speed up the diagnosis...

Concerto CRT-D and Virtuoso ICD implantable cardiac devices are among several Medtronic electrophysiology devices included in a safety alert because of their lack of cybersecurity measures to avoid hacking, according to the FDA.

Concerto CRT-D and Virtuoso ICD implantable cardiac devices are among several Medtronic electrophysiology devices included in a safety alert because of their lack of cybersecurity measures to avoid hacking, according to the FDA.

Feature | EP Lab | March 22, 2019

March 22, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication to alert healthcare...

FDA Approves Optimizer Smart System for Heart Failure Patients offers cardiac contractility modulation.
Technology | Heart Failure | March 21, 2019

March 21, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Impulse Dynamics’ Optimizer Smart system for...

Medtronic Tyrx Envelope Significantly Reduces Major Infections in Cardiac Implantable Device Patients
News | EP Lab | March 20, 2019

March 20, 2019 – Results from the landmark Worldwide Randomized Antibiotic Envelope Infection Prevention Trial (WRAP...

Cook Medical Recalls Transseptal Needle Due to Risk of Detached Plastic Fragments
News | Cath Lab | March 20, 2019

March 20, 2019 — Cook Medical is recalling one lot of its...

Apixaban Effective in Specific Cohort of Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation Patients
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019 — The Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance announced results from the Phase 4 AUGUSTUS trial...

The opening late-breaking trial at ACC 2019 is the Apple Heart Study, a large-scale, app-based study to identify atrial fibrillation using a smartwatch. Earlier, smaller trials showed this approach might be used in a population health application to proactively identify AFib patients earlier.

Feature | ACC | March 19, 2019

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) released a list of the...

Apple Heart Study Demonstrates Ability of Wearable Technology to Detect Atrial Fibrillation
News | Wearables | March 18, 2019

March 18, 2019 — Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine presented preliminary results of the...

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