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

Ablation system, atrial fibrillation, Medtronic Arctic Front Advance Cryoballoon

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News | February 10, 2015
February 10, 2015 — Medtronic announced the initiation of the Cryo4 Persistent AF (Cryoballoon Ablation for Early...
Ablation Catheters, Atrial Fibrillation, EP Lab, FlexAbility Ablation Catheter

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Technology | January 29, 2015
January 29, 2015 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the FlexAbility...
St. Jude, STAR-VT, ventricular tachycardia, ablation catheter, FlexAbility

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News | January 22, 2015
January 22, 2015 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the first patient enrollment in the STAR-VT (Substrate Targeted ...
CardioFocus, HeartLight Endoscopic Ablation System, Japan Lifeline, distribution

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News | January 12, 2015
January 12, 2015 — CardioFocus Inc., developer of the HeartLight Endoscopic Ablation System for the treatment of atrial...
Ablation Systems, Atrial Fibrillation, EP Lab, Clinical Trial/Study

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News | January 12, 2015
January 12, 2015 — Medtronic Inc. announced the initiation of a randomized clinical trial in Europe to assess the...
atrial fibrillation, FDA, Dual Epicardial and Endocardial Procedure, DEEP
News | November 05, 2014
Nov. 5, 2014 — Enrollment is open for the Dual Epicardial and Endocardial Procedure (DEEP) clinical trial following U.S...
News | October 30, 2014
October 30, 2014 — New physician experience for the Convergent Procedure in the treatment of persistent atrial...
Topera, Abbott, FIRMap, rotors, rotor mapping

Topera's FIRMap diagnostic catheter produces dynamic electrical maps to identify rotors, the specific areas within the heart acting as a sustaining mechanism for atrial fibrillation.

Feature | October 29, 2014
Oct. 29, 2014 – Abbott has entered into an agreement to purchase Topera Inc., a private, venture-backed medical device...
Technology | October 28, 2014
October 28, 2014 — St. Jude Medical Inc. today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its...
Feature | October 15, 2014
October 15, 2014 — Imricor Medical Systems, Inc. announced the first three cardiac ablation procedures were completed...
News | October 15, 2014
October 15, 2014 — AtriCure, Inc. today announced enrollment in the ABLATE Post Approval Study (PAS) is complete. As of...
topera, catheter, FIRMmap
News | September 02, 2014
September 2, 2014 – John Muir Health's Concord medical center is the first hospital in Northern California and one of...
News | August 18, 2014
August 18, 2014 — A clinical trial being conducted at Mission Health using Medtronic's Phased Radiofrequency (RF)...
News | July 30, 2014
July 30, 2014 — St. Jude Medical announced CE mark approval and first use of the FlexAbility ablation catheter, a novel...
Videos | Atrial Fibrillation | July 30, 2014
Paul Keall, Ph.D., FAAP, professor and NHMRC Australian Fellow at Radiation Physics Laboratory at the University of...