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

News | January 18, 2012
January 18, 2011  – Epicardial ablation device vendor nContact Inc. said data presented by physicians in two posters at...
News | January 16, 2012
January 16, 2012 — Endosense has announced the European launch of the TactiCath 75 force-sensing ablation catheter as...
News | January 03, 2012
January 3, 2012 – Novadaq Technologies Inc., a developer of real-time imaging systems for use in the operating room,...
News | December 12, 2011
  December 12, 2011 – Hansen Medical UK Ltd., a subsidiary of Hansen Medical Inc., a developer of robotic technology...
News | December 05, 2011
December 5, 2011 – New study shows significant increase in quality of life (QoL) among overweight patients following...

Picture 1: The convergent approach utilizes trans-diaphragmatic access to the posterior of the heart for a true minimally invasive ablation procedure.

Feature | November 22, 2011 | Peter Walts, M.D., and Jeff Olson, D.O.
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia, affecting more than 3 million Americans. Risk of AF increases...
News | October 14, 2011
October 14, 2011 – CardioFocus Inc., developer of the HeartLight endoscopic ablation system (EAS) for the treatment of...
News | August 24, 2011
August 24, 2011 — CardioFocus Inc., developer of the HeartLight endoscopic ablation system (EAS) for the treatment of...
News | August 23, 2011
August 23, 2011 — nContact Inc. has received CE Mark approval for the EPi-Sense Guided Coagulation Device with VisiTrax...
News | August 02, 2011
August 2, 2011 — St. Jude Medical Inc. today announced the first patient was enrolled in the EAST (Early comprehensive...
News | July 18, 2011
July 18, 2011 — An article published in the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery demonstrates the importance of...
News | July 14, 2011
July 14, 2011 – Endosense, a Swiss medical technology company, announced completion of the first patient case using...
News | July 13, 2011
July 13, 2011 – Many children and teens suffering from tachycardia, or rapid heart rate, have relied on medication to...
News | June 13, 2011
  June 13, 2011 – Research being presented at Society of Nuclear Medicine’s (SNM) 58th annual meeting shows that...
News | May 06, 2011
May 6, 2011 – Rhythmia Medical Inc. and Endosense have engaged in a joint development project to integrate the contact-...