EP Lab

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

Dr. Markus Krane, deputy director of the Cardiac and Vascular Surgery Unit at the DHM helped compile an atlas of the heart and discovered myosin binding protein H-like (MYBPHL) occurs only in the atria of the heart. Researchers began using it as a blood test biomarker to assess the success of atrial fibrillation ablation procedures.

Dr. Markus Krane, deputy director of the Cardiac and Vascular Surgery Unit at the DHM helped compile an atlas of the heart and discovered myosin binding protein H-like (MYBPHL) occurs only in the atria of the heart. Researchers began using it as a blood test biomarker to assess the success of atrial fibrillation ablation procedures.

Feature | Atrial Fibrillation | July 24, 2019

July 24, 2019 — Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a common abnormal heart rhythm. It is treated either with medications...

New Technology Improves Atrial Fibrillation Detection After Stroke
News | Atrial Fibrillation | July 19, 2019

July 19, 2019 — A new method of evaluating irregular heartbeats outperformed the approach that’s currently used...

Charge Density Mapping Eliminates Repeat Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation at One Year
News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019 — Acutus Medical announced the publication of the UNCOVER AF study in...

Researchers File Patent for Tiny Blood Flow Sensor

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News | Implantable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) | July 09, 2019

July 9, 2019 — South Australian researchers are developing a tiny fiber-optic sensor, which has the potential to...

Innovative Health Receives FDA Clearance to Reprocess Pentaray Nav Eco High-density Mapping Catheter
News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | July 05, 2019

July 5, 2019 — Single-use cardiology medical device reprocessing company Innovative Health, received U.S. Food and...

Veradigm Partners With American College of Cardiology on Next-generation Research Registries
News | Cardiovascular Clinical Studies | July 03, 2019

July 3, 2019 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has partnered with Veradigm, an Allscripts business unit, to...

The Zoll Lifevest Wearable External Defibrillator Offers a Bridge Therapy and buys time for physicians to determine if an implantable defibrillator is needed.
News | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | July 02, 2019

For patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) who are being evaluated for a permanent implantable...

VIVO 3-D Cardiac Mapping System Cleared by FDA
Technology | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | July 01, 2019

July 1, 2019 — Catheter Precision Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its...

Biotronik Launches Biomonitor III Injectable Cardiac Monitor in the CE Region
News | Implantable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) | July 01, 2019

July 1, 2019 – Biotronik announced the European market release of its new...

Global Afib Patient Registry Shows New Tools Needed to Assess Patient Risk
News | Patient Engagement | June 17, 2019

June 17, 2019 – Initial results from the AVIATOR 2...

Bardy Diagnostics Wins MedTech Breakthrough Award for Best New Diagnostic Technology
News | Wearables | June 14, 2019

June 14, 2019 — Bardy Diagnostics Inc. announced that its Carnation Ambulatory Monitor (CAM) was recognized with the...

Several electrophysiology advances presented as late-breaking studies at the 2019 Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) annual meeting in May made the top 25 list this month. Among these was the Parasym Salustim device ear clip that stimulates the vagus nerve, which was found to reduced AF burden compared with a sham procedure in the TREAT AF trial. Another innovation was first in human data on Medtronic's Extravascular ICD, which is its version of a subcutaneous ICD that does not require placing venous leads

Several electrophysiology advances presented as late-breaking studies at the 2019 Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) annual meeting in May made the top 25 list this month. Among these was the Parasym Salustim device ear clip that stimulates the vagus nerve, which was found to reduced AF burden compared with a sham procedure in the TREAT AF trial. Another innovation was first-in-human data presented on Medtronic's Extravascular ICD, which is its version of a subcutaneous ICD that does not require venous or intracardiac leads.

Feature | June 13, 2019

June 12, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)...

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...

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