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topera, catheter, FIRMmap

John Muir Health's Concord medical center is the first hospital in Northern California and one of just 20 hospitals in the nation to begin treating patients who suffer from atrial fibrillation (...

A clinical trial being conducted at Mission Health on a special catheter could one day help people with a persistent heart condition that does not respond to medication.

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...

July 30, 2014 — St. Jude Medical announced CE mark approval and first use of the FlexAbility ablation catheter, a novel ablation technology used by electrophysiologists (EPs) for the treatment of...

A new physician poster presentation at the Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 19th Annual International Meeting in Orlando, Fla., reports long-term outcomes for the convergent procedure, a...

Use of catheter ablation is not only beneficial for treating atrial flutter but also can significantly reduce hospital visits — both inpatient and emergency — and lower the risk for atrial...

June 17, 2014 — University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center is among the first in the country to offer the BioSense Webster's ThermoCool SmartTouch catheter, the first catheter approved by the U...

June 9, 2014 — Kalila Medical’s Vado steerable introducer sheath for vascular and intracardiac access, including atrial fibrillation (AF) procedures, has CE mark approval.

Kalila Medical Vado Steerable Introducer Sheath Atrial Fibrillation Albation EP

Kalila Medical received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Vado steerable introducer sheath used during atrial fibrillation (AF) and other procedures...

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...

Ablation Systems Balloon Atrial Fibrillation Therapies EP Lab Apama Shifamed

Apama Medical is a privately held medical device company formed by Shifamed's medical incubator. It received Chinese notice of allowance for claims covering their low profile electrode assembly...

DECAFF MRI Atrial Fibrillation Therapies Ablation Systems EP Lab Clinical Study

A University of Utah-led study for treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation (A-fib) provides strong...

Irvine Biomedical Therapy Cool Flex Ablation Catheter St. Jude Medical

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave market clearance to Irvine Biomedical Inc., a St. Jude Medical company, for its Therapy Cool Flex Ablation Catheter and IBI 1500T9-CP v.1.7 Cardiac...

AtriCure Inc., an atrial fibrillation (AF) medical device provider, and Endoscopic Technologies Inc, doing...

Carto 3, Biosense Webster, CartoUnivu

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...

EP Lab, EP mapping/imaging systems, Ablation systems

St. Jude Medical Inc. today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and first use of MediGuide Enable Ablation Catheters. The ablation catheters, which are used to treat...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Boston Scientific’s IntellaTip MiFi XP catheter and granted 510(k) clearance for the Zurpaz 8.5 French steerable sheath for electrophysiology (...

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...

Nanostim, leadless pacemaker

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...