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

Videos | EP Lab | May 22, 2012

Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology Editor Dave Fornell shows some of the most innovative new technology...

Videos | EP Lab | May 17, 2012

Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) President-Elect Hugh Calkins, M.D., FACC, director, cardiac arrhythmia services and EP...

An illustration of the FIRM mapping technique and how its pin-point of an AFib rotor correlates on an EP mapping system.

Feature | May 17, 2012 | Dave Fornell

The current standard-of-care for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AFib) patients includes up to six-hour...

Feature | May 15, 2012 | Dave Fornell

As an editor for DAIC and Imaging Technology News, I am a third-party observer in the cardiac and radiology markets...

Feature | May 14, 2012

May 14, 2012 — Patients with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation (AFib) who received first-line...

News | May 14, 2012

May 14, 2012 – Endosense said there has been strong interest and significant advancement in the move toward making...

Technology | May 14, 2012

May 14, 2012 — Biosense Webster Inc. launched the new Thermocool SF (surround flow) Nav irrigated ablation catheter...

News | May 09, 2012

May 9, 2012 — Sound Interventions Inc. announced the successful completion of the company's first-in-human...

News | April 12, 2012

April 11, 2012 — ReCor Medical disclosed updated data for the REDUCE First-In-Man clinical study of its CE-marked...

Videos | Ultrasound Intra-cardiac Echo (ICE) | April 06, 2012

Siemens' AcuNav V 3-D intracardiac echo (ICE) catheter offers detailed, live 3-D images of the interior of the heart...

News | March 16, 2012

March 16, 2012 — Boston Scientific Corp. announced Health Canada approval of the Blazer open-irrigated catheter, the...

Feature | March 16, 2012

March 16, 2012 — The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) issued an international consensus statement on indications,...

News | February 28, 2012

February 28, 2012 — nContact Inc. announced a new preclinical study examining a unique minimally invasive...

News | February 24, 2012

February 24, 2012 — CardioFocus Inc., developer of the HeartLight Endoscopic Ablation System (EAS) for the treatment...

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News | February 20, 2012

February 20, 2012 — ReCor Medical announced that its Paradise percutaneous ultrasound renal denervation system for...

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