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.

A first-in-human pilot study of Medtronic's investigational Extravascular Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (EV ICD) system showed it can be implanted with no major complications, and can sense, pace and defibrillate the heart.

Medtronic's investigational Extravascular Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (EV ICD) system.

News | May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019 – A first-in-human pilot study of Medtronic's investigational Extravascular Implantable Cardioverter...

The Parasym Salustim device ear clip stimulates the vagus nerve, which was found to reduced AF burden compared with a sham procedure in the TREAT AF trial.

The Parasym Salustim device ear clip stimulates the vagus nerve, which was found to reduced AF burden compared with a sham procedure in the TREAT AF trial. 

News | Atrial Fibrillation | May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019 — A randomized clinical trial effectively used nerve stimulation through an ear clip to reduce...

More than 60,000 from the general population in Belgium were screened for AFib using only a smartphone app in the DIGITAL-AF II study. The study used the FibriCheck app found 791 participants has measurements indicative for AF.

More than 60,000 from the general population in Belgium were screened for AFib using only a smartphone app in the DIGITAL-AF II study. The study used the FibriCheck app found 791 participants has measurements indicative for AF.

News | Atrial Fibrillation | May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019 — A digital screening for...

BioTrace Medical's Tempo Lead Obtains CE Mark for Temporary Intracardiac Pacing
News | Leads Implantable Devices | May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019 — BioTrace Medical Inc. announced the company’s Tempo Lead has obtained CE Mark certification in Europe...

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...

FDA Warns of Premature Battery Depletion in Some Medtronic Pacemakers
News | Pacemakers | May 07, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

May 7, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication to alert healthcare...

FDA Approves Attain Stability Quad MRI SureScan Lead from Medtronic
Technology | Leads Implantable Devices | May 06, 2019

May 6, 2019 — Medtronic has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Attain Stability Quad...

Abbott Launches Next-generation Confirm RX Implantable Cardiac Monitor
News | Implantable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) | May 06, 2019

May 6, 2019 — Abbott announced the launch of a new, smarter heart monitor for better arrhythmia detection — positive...

Medtronic Receives FDA Approval for CareLink SmartSync Device Manager
Technology | EP Device Monitoring Systems | May 02, 2019

May 2, 2019 — Medtronic announced the company has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the...

As interventional procedures become more complex, one of the biggest issues is the ability of operators to see the devices they are using in the soft tissue anatomy that is mostly invisible under 2-D fluoroscopy. Several companies have developed new navigation aids, including multimodality fusion imaging software from Philips, GE and Siemens. This image shows a new system being developed by Centerline Biomedical. There is a more detailed image below.

As interventional procedures become more complex, one of the biggest issues is the ability of operators to see the devices they are using in the soft tissue anatomy that is mostly invisible under 2-D fluoroscopy. Several companies have developed new navigation aids, including multimodality fusion imaging software from Philips, GE and Siemens. This image shows a new system being developed by Centerline Biomedical. There is a more detailed image below. 

Feature | Cath Lab Navigation Aids | May 02, 2019 | Vikash Goel

When Andreas Grüntzig, father of...

This is the AHA pediatric tachycardia PALS algorithm flow sheet.

This is the AHA pediatric tachycardia PALS algorithm flow sheet. Download a copy of this at www.acls.net/images/algo-pals-Tachycardia.pdf.

Feature | Cardiovascular Education | May 02, 2019 | Judy Haluka, RCIS, EMT

The treatment of all patients in distress with significant symptoms begins with the basics, and pediatric...

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