EP Mapping and Imaging Systems

This channel page contains news on new technology innovations for electrophysiology (EP) mapping and imaging systems used to guide transcatheter cardiac ablation procedures. These systems use mapping catheters that contain electrodes that measure the electrical activity of the cardiac tissue. This is transferred into mapping system software where a 3D model is created of the heart, a color-coded overlay showing the electrical waves generated during each heart beat, the touch points where the tissue was mapped, and showing the location of the catheter inside the heart. Tissue identified as having unhealthy electrical activity that is cause an arrhythmia can then be ablated directly or isolated using an ablation catheter to cause small burns/scar tissue that block electrical signals. 

Computer Simulations May Treat Most Common Heart Rhythm Disorder

The OPTIMA (Optimal Target Identification via Modelling of Arrhythmogenesis) simulator uses contrast-enhanced MRI scans to create personalized digital replicas of a patient's heart to guide catheter abation for atrial fibrillation. Image courtesy of Patrick M. Boyle and Natalia A. Trayanova.

News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | August 19, 2019

August 19, 2019 — Scientists at Johns Hopkins have successfully created...

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...

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...

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...

Algorithm Steers Catheters to Right Spot to Treat Atrial Fibrillation

Using human AFib simulations, the researchers demonstrated that their technique can stop the catheter at the right target and identify the source type with a 95.25 percent success rate. This new algorithm also is effective in scarred tissue, which makes ablation more challenging, and has a 99 percent detection rate regardless of the scar size. Image courtesy of Florida Atlantic University.

News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | May 28, 2019

May 28, 2019 — Researchers have developed the first algorithm that can locate patient-specific...

Acutus Medical Announces Rhythm Xience Acquisition, New Partnerships at HRS 2019

Acutus Medical's acquisition of Rhythm Xience brings the Flextra steerable introducer sheath into Acutus Medical's product portfolio.

News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019 — At the 40th annual Heart Rhythm...

Medtronic's extravascular ICD EV-ICD system data was presented at HRS 2019.

Data from the first-in-human use of Medtronic's extravascular ICD (EV-ICD) system was presented at HRS 2019.

Blog | HRS | May 16, 2019

 

The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2019 Annual...

Electromechanical Wave Imaging (EWI) is a new, high-frame rate 3-D rendered ultrasound technique that can noninvasively map the electromechanical activation of heart rhythm. This example shows the ECG tracings compared to the EWI image of the heart.

Electromechanical Wave Imaging (EWI) is a new, high-frame rate 3-D rendered ultrasound technique that can noninvasively map the electromechanical activation of heart rhythm. This example shows the ECG tracings compared to the EWI image of the heart.

Feature | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | May 15, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

May 15, 2019 — A new study shows electromechanical wave imaging is capable of localizing arrhythmias including...

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...

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...

Acutus Medical Receives FDA Clearance for Second-generation AcQMap Platform
Technology | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019 — Acutus Medical announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of its second-generation...

Videos | EP Lab | February 27, 2019

This is a virtual heart with the same electrophysiology characteristics as the real patient being developed to help...

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...

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