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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.

Circle Cardiovascular Imaging and Galgo Medical Enter Distribution and Joint Development Agreement
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | February 14, 2019

February 14, 2019 – Circle Cardiovascular Imaging and Galgo Medical recently announced an agreement for distribution...

First Patient Treated With QDot Micro Ablation Catheter
News | Ablation Systems | February 04, 2019

February 4, 2019 – Biosense Webster has enrolled and treated the first patient in its U.S....

Rivaroxaban is among four new oral anticoagulants (NOAC) now recommended by atrial fibrillation guidelines over the old standard of warfarin.

Rivaroxaban is among four new oral anticoagulants (NOAC) now recommended by atrial fibrillation guidelines over the old standard of warfarin.

 

Feature | Atrial Fibrillation | January 30, 2019

January 30, 2019 — Updated atrial fibrillation (AFib) treatment guidelines released this week now recommend new oral...

Acutus AcQMap Imaging System Helps Eliminate Arrhythmia With Single Ablation
News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | January 28, 2019

January 28, 2019 — Acutus Medical announced 12-month data from the UNCOVER-AF trial investigating the use of the...

An example of multimodality image fusion with live angiography to enhance soft-tissue visualization during complex procedures. This example is from Siemen's new TrueFusion software released in 2018. Advances in angiography imaging.

An example of multimodality image fusion with live angiography to enhance soft-tissue visualization during complex procedures. This example is from Siemen's new TrueFusion software released in 2018. 

Feature | Angiography | January 28, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

There are a few recent trends in X-ray...

Seth Worley, M.D., senior consultant, section of cardiac electrophysiology, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute, developed tools and techniques to optimize transvenous left ventricular (LV) lead implantation, including the I-CRT approach. Here he holds the tools that he personally developed for left ventricular lead implantation to treat heart failure. Photo courtesy of MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Seth Worley, M.D., senior consultant, section of cardiac electrophysiology, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute, developed tools and techniques to optimize transvenous left ventricular (LV) lead implantation, including the I-CRT approach. Here he holds the tools that he personally developed for left ventricular lead implantation to treat heart failure. Photo courtesy of MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Feature | EP Lab | January 21, 2019 | Matthew S. McKillop, M.D., FACC, FHRS, and Seth J. Worley, M.D.

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FDA Approves TactiCath Contact Force Ablation Catheter, Sensor Enabled
Technology | Ablation Systems | January 21, 2019

January 21, 2019 — Abbott announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the TactiCath Contact Force...

Researchers raised the question whether an economic benefit should be assessed in FDA reviews. A large amount of the bill for atrial fibrillation catheter ablation procedures is the cost of the mapping and ablation catheters.

A large amount of the bill for atrial fibrillation catheter ablation procedures is the cost of the mapping and ablation catheters. Researchers raised the question whether an economic benefit should be assessed in FDA reviews. 

Feature | Cardiovascular Business | January 14, 2019 | Philip Jacobs, DPhil, Ilke Akpinar, M.D., Thanh Nguyen, M.D., Ph.D., Rupinder Sandhu, M.D., and Lars Thording Ph.D.

In an age when everything in medicine is now looked at though a cost vs. benefit analysis and U.S. government...

The startup company Genetesis introduced a new cardiac imaging modalityit calls magnetocardiography. The scanner creates images from the biomagnetic activity of the heart, using the polarization and depolarization of the heart during the cardiac cycle. This was at AHA.18, AHA 2018 - the American Heart Association annual meeting

The startup company Genetesis introduced a new cardiac imaging modality it calls magnetocardiography. The scanner creates images from the biomagnetic activity of the heart, using the polarization and depolarization of the heart during the cardiac cycle.

Feature | AHA | January 14, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

Here are a few of the takeaways from the clinical studies presented and new technology shown on the exhibit floor at...

An implanted ICD showing its three venous leads. These multiple CRT leads can cause issues when they need to be replaced and are abandoned with new leads put over them in the SVC, which may require lead extraction.

An implanted ICD showing its three leads in the venous system. 

Feature | EP Lab | January 13, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

To extract or abandon broken or infected implantable, venous...

The 2018 Most Popular Cardiology Topics - FDA approval of Andexxa, the first antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban (Xarelto) and apixaban (Eliquis), and new pacemaker technologies.

The top two articles on DAIC from 2018 included the FDA approval of Andexxa, the first antidote indicated for patients treated with the anticoagulants rivaroxaban (Xarelto) and apixaban (Eliquis), and an article on new pacemaker technologies. 

Feature | January 04, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

January 4, 2018 — Here is the top cardiology content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) website...

Videos | EP Lab | January 03, 2019

This is a quick video tour of one of the dedicated...

FDA Approves Vascade MVP Vascular Closure System
Technology | Vascular Closure Devices | December 20, 2018

December 20, 2018 — Cardiva Medical Inc. announced the company has received premarket approval (PMA) from the U.S....

Aurigen Medical Atrial Fibrillation Device Wins ICI Innovation Award
News | Atrial Fibrillation | December 18, 2018

December 18, 2018 — Irish medical device company AuriGen Medical won the prestigious Global Innovation Award at the...

HHS and NASA Team Up to Explore Health on Earth and in Outer Space

Image courtesy of NASA

News | EP Lab | December 14, 2018

December 14, 2018 — The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently entered into an interagency agreement...

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