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 Stereotaxis Genesis Robotic Magnetic Navigation system.

The Stereotaxis Genesis Robotic Magnetic Navigation system.

News | EP Lab | April 07, 2021
April 7, 2021 — Stereotaxis announced that Broward Health Medical Center is establishing a robotic electrophysiology (...
The Acutus Medical AcQBlate Force sensing ablation catheter.

The Acutus Medical AcQBlate Force sensing ablation catheter.

News | Ablation Systems | April 05, 2021
April 5, 2021 — Acutus Medical today announced initial U.S. enrollments in the company’s AcQForce Flutter...
Top left, electromechanical wave imaging (EWI) isochrone renderings showing the activation points of the myocardium based on echocardiography axial strain measurements. Bottom right, EWI images overlaid on patient's CT scan of the heart.

Top left, electromechanical wave imaging (EWI) isochrone renderings showing the activation points of the myocardium based on echocardiography axial strain measurements. Bottom right, EWI images overlaid on patient's CT scan of the heart.

News | EP Lab | March 23, 2021
March 23, 2021 — Researchers at Columbia University are using cardiac ultrasound to improve the critical need to...
News | Atrial Fibrillation | March 03, 2021
March 3, 2021 — Farapulse Inc. announced the first patients were treated in the ADVENT Trial, a U.S. Food and Drug...
Medtronic's DiamondTemp Ablation (DTA) system is FDA cleared to treat patients with recurrent, symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) and who have been unresponsive to drug therapy. The DiamondTemp system is the first FDA-approved, temperature-controlled, irrigated radiofrequency (RF) ablation system with diamonds currently available to deliver ablations.

Medtronic's DiamondTemp Ablation (DTA) system is FDA cleared to treat patients with recurrent, symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) and who have been unresponsive to drug therapy. The DiamondTemp system is the first FDA-approved, temperature-controlled, irrigated radiofrequency (RF) ablation system with diamonds currently available to deliver ablations.

News | Atrial Fibrillation | January 29, 2021
January 29, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Medtronic's DiamondTemp Ablation (DTA)...
Videos | EP Lab | December 04, 2020
Oussama Wazni, M.D., section head, electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic, discusses the results of the recent STOP AF...
Attune Medical’s ensoETM is a single use thermal regulating device that is placed in the esophagus similar to a standard gastric tube and connected to an external heat exchange unit, creating a closed-loop system for heat transfer to increase or decrease patient temperature. Its placement in the esophagus, with proximity to blood flow from the heart and great vessels, allows highly efficient heat transfer. EPs are now looking at the device as a way to prevent RF damage to the esophagus during ablations.

Attune Medical’s ensoETM is a single use thermal regulating device that is placed in the esophagus similar to a standard gastric tube and connected to an external heat exchange unit, creating a closed-loop system for heat transfer to increase or decrease patient temperature. EPs are now looking at the device as a way to prevent RF damage to the esophagus during cardiac ablations.
 

News | EP Lab | December 03, 2020
December 3, 2020 – Attune Medical reports the first major peer-reviewed clinical publication using its ensoETM device...
The Medtronic Arctic Front cryoballoon balloon was used a a front-line treatment of AF in the EARLY-AF trial. It was found to be better than anti-arrhythmic drugs in preventing the recurrence of abnormal heart rhythm (atrial tachyarrhythmia, atrial fibrillation), and improve patient well-being.  #AHA #AHA2020 #AHA20

The Medtronic Arctic Front cryoballoon balloon was used a a front-line treatment of AF in the EARLY-AF trial. It was found to be better than anti-arrhythmic drugs in preventing the recurrence of abnormal heart rhythm (atrial tachyarrhythmia, atrial fibrillation), and improve patient well-being.  

News | Atrial Fibrillation | November 16, 2020
November 16, 2020 – Doctors from the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) presented new data that shows catheter ablation as...
Flexible electronics have been developed to implant in patients to constantly monitor their cardiac condition.

Flexible electronics have been developed to implant in patients to constantly monitor their cardiac condition.

Feature | October 09, 2020 | Udi Nussinovitch M.D., Ph.D.
This is an overview of some of the biggest cardiology technology advances. These innovations are covered in more detail...
News | EP Lab | October 08, 2020
October 8, 2020 — Galaxy Medical, a developer of pulsed electric field (PEF) technology for the treatment of cardiac...

The study used cadaver hearts that were images with contrast enhanced MRI and the images used to create a 3-D computation model of the electrical activation in the heart and how it was influenced by adenosine and ablation. Find more images in the original article

News | Atrial Fibrillation | October 08, 2020
October 8, 2020 – People who suffer from persistent atrial fibrillation in the heart may find relief from a new...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the Biosense Webster ThermoCool SmartTouch SF Ablation Catheter for the treatment of persistent atrial fibrillation (persistent AF).
News | Atrial Fibrillation | October 06, 2020
October 6, 2020 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the Biosense Webster ThermoCool SmartTouch SF...
Videos | EP Lab | September 30, 2020
Peter Weiss M.D., MSc, director of ventricular arrhythmia management and robotics, and assistant clinical professor of...
The Farapulse pulsed field ablation (PFA) system, also referred to as electroporation,  ablates heart tissue using the creation of an electric field instead of using thermal energy sources such as radiofrequency ablation or cryoablation.

The Farapulse pulsed field ablation (PFA) system ablates heart tissue using the creation of an electric field instead of using thermal energy sources such as radiofrequency ablation or cryoablation.
 

News | EP Lab | September 23, 2020
September 23, 2020 — Boston Scientific Corp. signed an investment agreement with an exclusive option to acquire...
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...