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

Feature | August 20, 2012
August 20, 2012 — The Baylor Heart Hospital in Plano, Texas, recently became the first hospital in the world to merge...
Technology | August 14, 2012
August 14, 2012 — Biosense Webster Inc. launched the new Carto 3 MEM (Multi-Electrode Mapping) Version in the United...
Feature | July 26, 2012
July 26, 2012 — A new study shows promising data for a new method to image the source of atrial fibrillation (AF) and...
News | June 18, 2012
June 18, 2012 — Epicardial ablation device maker Contact Inc. announced that new long-term physician data demonstrated...
News | June 18, 2012
June 18, 2012 — Endosense announced its TactiCath Quartz force-sensing ablation catheter has been CE mark approved for...
News | June 15, 2012
June 15, 2012 —Endosense, a pioneer and leader in force-sensing technology focused on improving the efficacy and safety...
Technology | June 15, 2012
June 15, 2012 — Cardiosolutions Inc. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...

An illustration of the FIRM mapping technique used to visualize and guide ablation of AFib rotors.

Feature | May 24, 2012 | Dave Fornell
The latest trends and newest cardiac rhythm management technology were highlighted during the biggest electrophysiology...
News | May 24, 2012
May 24, 2012 — Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics Inc., a developer of temperature-sensing cardiac ablation systems, today...
News | May 24, 2012
May 24, 2012 -- nContact Inc., a provider of  epicardial ablation devices, announced that new long-term physician data...
Videos | EP Lab | May 22, 2012
Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology Editor Dave Fornell shows some of the most innovative new technology displayed...
Videos | EP Lab | May 17, 2012
Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) President-Elect Hugh Calkins, M.D., FACC, director, cardiac arrhythmia services and EP lab,...

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