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Topera, Abbott, FIRMap, rotors, rotor mapping

Abbott has entered into an agreement to purchase Topera Inc., a private, venture-backed medical device company focused on developing electrophysiology technologies to improve the diagnosis and...

Imricor Medical Systems, Inc. announced the first three cardiac ablation procedures were completed in the first clinical study that is evaluating the feasibility of their magnetic resonance (MR)-...

July 31, 2014 — Radiation therapy may offer a promising new noninvasive alternative treatment for the millions of Americans whose high blood pressure doesn’t respond to medication, suggests...

April 10, 2014 — The 2014 Guideline for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation includes recommendations for an increased use of radio frequency (RF) ablation in the treatment of non-...

Biosense Webster Thermocool Smarttouch Catheter Atrial Fibrillation Ablation EP

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Biosense Webster Inc.’s Thermocool Smarttouch Catheter. The therapeutic catheter enables direct and real-time measurement of contact force...

New electrophysiology (EP) ablation mapping/navigation systems recently entered the U.S. market, each offering technology the vendors say will speed procedure time and improve procedural accuracy...

Nationwide data show that although only about 12 percent of X-ray exams are for interventional cardiology or electrophysiology (EP) procedures, nearly 50 percent of a patient’s lifetime radiation...

August 20, 2013 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the acquisition of Endosense SA, a Switzerland-based company that has pioneered contact-force measurement in catheter ablation. The acquisition...

 Endosense TactiCath

There have been several advances in electrophysiology (EP) technologies this past year, many of which were highlighted during the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2013 scientific sessions earlier this...

New research presented at Heart Rhythm 2013 continues to show promising results for focal impulse and rotor modulation (FIRM) mapping to effectively target atrial fibrillation (AF) sources and...