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

Kalila Medical Vado Steerable Introducer Sheath Atrial Fibrillation Albation EP
Technology | May 12, 2014
May 12, 2014 — Kalila Medical received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Vado...
Feature | April 10, 2014
April 10, 2014 — The 2014 Guideline for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation includes recommendations...
Biosense Webster Thermocool Smarttouch Catheter Atrial Fibrillation Ablation EP
Technology | February 28, 2014
February 28, 2014 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Biosense Webster Inc.’s Thermocool Smarttouch...
Ablation Systems Balloon Atrial Fibrillation Therapies EP Lab Apama Shifamed
News | February 27, 2014
February 27, 2014 — Apama Medical is a privately held medical device company formed by Shifamed's medical incubator. It...
DECAFF MRI Atrial Fibrillation Therapies Ablation Systems EP Lab Clinical Study
News | February 07, 2014
February 7, 2014 — A University of Utah-led study for treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation (A-fib) provides...
Feature | February 06, 2014 | Dave Fornell
New electrophysiology (EP) ablation mapping/navigation systems recently entered the U.S. market, each offering...
Irvine Biomedical Therapy Cool Flex Ablation Catheter St. Jude Medical
Technology | January 23, 2014
January 23, 2014 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave market clearance to Irvine Biomedical Inc., a St....
News | December 26, 2013
December 26, 2013 — AtriCure Inc., an atrial fibrillation (AF) medical device provider, and Endoscopic Technologies Inc...
Carto 3, Biosense Webster, CartoUnivu

Figure 1. The Carto 3 System generates real-time 3-D maps and allows visualization of catheters in the cardiac anatomy during catheter ablation procedures.

Feature | September 06, 2013 | Steven L. Higgins, M.D., FHRS
Nationwide data show that although only about 12 percent of X-ray exams are for interventional cardiology or...
EP Lab, EP mapping/imaging systems, Ablation systems

Safire Duo and Cool Path Duo ablation catheters

News | September 03, 2013
September 3, 2013 – St. Jude Medical Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and first use of...
Technology | August 21, 2013
August 21, 2013 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Boston Scientific’s IntellaTip MiFi XP catheter...
Feature | August 20, 2013
August 20, 2013 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the acquisition of Endosense SA, a Switzerland-based company that has...
Nanostim, leadless pacemaker

The Nanostim catheter delivered, leadless pacemaker.

Feature | August 06, 2013 | Dave Fornell
(Editor's note - this article had links to newer content added April 2017)   There have been several advances in...
Blog | June 06, 2013
The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2013 scientific sessions covered the latest research and technology in electrophysiology...
Feature | May 16, 2013
May 16, 2013 — New research presented at Heart Rhythm 2013 continues to show promising results for focal impulse and...