Ablation Systems

This channel provides technology news on new ablation system advances in cardiac electrophysiology (EP) used to treat dysfunctional heart tissue that cause arrhythmias. Each cell in the myocardium generates its own electrical impulses to cause the heart to beat, but if some cells generate signals that are not in synch with other parts of the heart, it causes an arrhythmia, an abnormal heart beat. Ablation systems use heat (usually generated  by radio frequency, RF, energy or a laser) or extreme cold to cause small burns. These lesions create scar tissue that block electrical signals causing the arrhythmia. These procedures are guided by EP electro mapping systems

The Philips KODEX-EPD EP Mapping System Has New Imaging and Workflow Enhancements to aid electrophysiologists improve atrial fibrillation ablations.
News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | September 14, 2020
September 14, 2020 — Philips Healthcare released new imaging and workflow enhancements for its novel Kodex-EPD cardiac...
A conformal array of flexible electrodes affixed to an inflated balloon catheter. The sensors have the ability to make measurements of temperature, force of contact and electrophysiological parameters, ability to customize diagnostic and therapeutic functions and offer real-time feedback. Photo by John Rogers, Northwestern University.

A conformal array of flexible electrodes affixed to an inflated balloon catheter. The sensors have the ability to make measurements of temperature, force of contact and electrophysiological parameters, ability to customize diagnostic and therapeutic functions and offer real-time feedback. Photo by John Rogers, Northwestern University.

News | EP Lab | September 08, 2020
September 8, 2020 — Researchers developed a new class of medical instruments equipped with an advanced soft electronics...
The TactiFlex PAF investigational device exemption (IDE) study will evaluate he investigational TactiFlex Ablation Catheter, Sensor Enabled (SE) to treat people suffering from paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF). 

The TactiFlex PAF investigational device exemption (IDE) study will evaluate he investigational TactiFlex Ablation Catheter, Sensor Enabled (SE) to treat people suffering from paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF). 

News | Atrial Fibrillation | August 04, 2020
August 4, 2020 — Abbott announced the first enrollments in the TactiFlex PAF  investigational device exemption (IDE)...
Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Thermedical’s degassed saline for use with its Saline Enhanced Radiofrequency (SERF) Ablation system and Durablate catheter, currently being studied for the treatment of ventricular tachycardia (VT), a leading cause of sudden cardiac death worldwide.
News | Ablation Systems | June 16, 2020
June 16, 2020 – The Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) and Thermedical, a developer of thermal-ablation systems to treat...
Videos | HRS | May 22, 2020
Interview with Andrew D. Krahn, M.D., FHRS, head of the division of cardiology at St. Paul’s Hospital, and professor of...
HRS 2020 Late-Breaking Clinical Trials in Electrophyiology
Feature | HRS | May 20, 2020
May 20, 2020 — Here is the complete list of late-breaking clinical trials (LBCT)  and links to articles on all of them...
he Actus AcQMap EP 3-D mapping catheter used  to speed  electromapping and procedure times.

he Actus AcQMap EP 3-D mapping catheter used  to speed  electromapping and procedure times.

News | EP Lab | May 20, 2020
May 20, 2020 — Acutus Medical and Biotronik announced a new alliance to provide a comprehensive portfolio of...
Thermedical, a developer of thermal-ablation medical systems to treat ventricular tachycardia (VT), announced that it has received Breakthrough Device Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Saline Enhanced Radiofrequency (SERF) Ablation system and Durablate catheter.
News | EP Lab | May 19, 2020
May 19, 2020 – Thermedical, a developer of thermal-ablation medical systems to treat ventricular tachycardia (VT),...
Contact Force Sensing Catheter Improved Outcomes in Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Ablation. #HRS2020 #heartrhythm2020
News | Atrial Fibrillation | May 13, 2020
May 13, 2020 — The PRECEPT study testing the use of the Biosense Webster Thermocool Smarttouch SF Catheter for the...
The CardioFocus HeartLight Excalibur Balloon X3 ablation system allows direct visualization of the laser ablation procedure, helping reduce use of X-ray angiography and reducing procedure time. FDA clears, approved, the HeartLight X3 Laser Ablation System to Treat Atrial Fibrillation.

The CardioFocus HeartLight Excalibur Balloon X3 ablation system allows direct visualization of the laser ablation procedure, helping reduce use of X-ray angiography and reducing procedure time.

News | EP Lab | May 12, 2020
May 12, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the next-generation CardioFocus Inc. HeartLight...
The SERF VT EFS is a groundbreaking, single-arm observational study designed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Thermedical Durablate catheter to treat VT. #HRS20 #HRS2020 #heartrhythm2020
News | Ablation Systems | May 08, 2020
May 8, 2020 – Results from a first-in-human early feasibility study (EFS) using a saline enhanced radiofrequency (SERF...
The first-in-human results show positive results for Medtronic's pulsed field ablation in safety and efficiency. #Heartrhythm2020 #HRS2020 #HRS20
News | Atrial Fibrillation | May 08, 2020
May 8, 2020 — New clinical trial reveals the first-in-human results for paroxysmal or persistent atrial fibrillation (...
The Affera Inc. pulsed field (PF) energy radiofrequency ablation system. First-in-human trial shows new point-by-point approach provides increased flexibility and efficiency for physicians treating arrhythmia patients. #HRS #HRS2020 #HRS20 #heartrhythm20

The Affera Inc. pulsed field (PF) energy radiofrequency ablation system.

Feature | Ablation Systems | May 08, 2020
May 8, 2020 — A new clinical trial effectively uses pulsed field (PF) energy to treat patients with persistent or...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the Acutus Medical SuperMap, an addition to its AcQMap 3-D imaging and mapping system used to guide electrophysiology (EP) catheter ablation procedures. Adding the SuperMap mode to the AcQMap system enables users to visualize any atrial rhythm in less than three minutes. Rapidly mapping and re-mapping the whole heart chamber facilitates a new procedural workflow in EP ablation, making it practical to execute an iterative "map, ablate, re-map" approach.
News | EP Lab | March 05, 2020
March 5, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the Acutus Medical SuperMap, an addition to its...
New SIR position statement and quality documents highlight interventional radiology effective use of nonsurgical ablation to treat kidney cancer in selected patients
News | Interventional Radiology | February 04, 2020
February 4, 2020 — For some patients, kidney cancer can be effectively treated without surgery, according to the...