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

Stereotaxis Receives Regulatory Approval of e-Contact Module in Canada
Technology | Ablation Systems | December 08, 2017

December 7, 2017 — Stereotaxis Inc. announced it has received regulatory clearance from Health Canada for its e-...

Acutus dipole density EP mapping for ablation procedures.

The FDA recently cleared high-speed Acutus Medical's AcQMap High Resolution image and mapping system and the AcQMap 3-D Imaging and Mapping Catheter.  detects and displays both standard voltage-based and higher resolution dipole density (charge-source) maps. The system combines ultrasound anatomy construction with an ability to map the electrical-conduction of each heartbeat to identify complex arrhythmias across the entire atrial chamber. Following each ablation treatment, the heart can be re-mapped in seconds to continually visualize any changes from the prior mapping.

 

 

Feature | Atrial Fibrillation | November 07, 2017

November 7, 2017 — Here is an aggregated list of articles detailing the latest clinical data and new device...

Acutus Medical Receives FDA Clearance for AcQMap Cardiac Mapping Technology
Technology | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | October 24, 2017

October 24, 2017 — Acutus Medical announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the AcQMap ...

CardioFocus Announces European CE Mark Approval of HeartLight Excalibur Balloon
Technology | Ablation Systems | October 10, 2017

October 10, 2017 — CardioFocus Inc. recently announced the European CE Mark approval of the HeartLight Excalibur...

The Apama Radiofrequency (RF) Balloon Catheter System.
News | Ablation Systems | October 02, 2017

October 2, 2017 — Boston Scientific announced a definitive agreement to acquire Apama Medical Inc., a privately-held...

Technavio Projects 9 Percent Global Growth for Electrophysiology Therapeutic Devices

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News | EP Lab | September 11, 2017

September 11, 2017 — According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global...

CASTLE-AF Study shows Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation is First-Line Treatment for Heart Failure Patients. Biotronic Ilivia 7 ICD.

The CASTLE-AF Study shows catheter alation of AF can be used effectively to treat heart failure in patients with an implanted ICD.

News | Atrial Fibrillation | September 01, 2017

September 1, 2017 — Final results from the CASTLE-AF study show a 38 percent reduction in the composite of all-cause...

Three New Atrial Fibrillation Studies to Feature HeartLight Endoscopic Ablation System
News | Ablation Systems | August 07, 2017

August 7, 2017 — CardioFocus Inc. announced that its HeartLight Endoscopic...

Medtronic's Arctic Front cyroablation balloon to treat AF
News | Atrial Fibrillation | August 02, 2017

Aug. 2, 2017 — A new health economic analysis from the landmark...

Cardiofocus Heartlight laser ablation system to treat atrial fibrillation (AF).
News | Atrial Fibrillation | August 01, 2017

Aug. 1, 2017 — The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has granted Japanese market clearance for the...

Medtronic Announces First Enrollments in STOP AF First Clinical Trial
News | Ablation Systems | July 24, 2017

July 24, 2017 — Medtronic plc recently announced first enrollments in the STOP AF First clinical trial. The trial...

Biosense webster multielectrode balloon RF ablation catheter

The Biosense Webster multi-electrode balloon RF ablation catheter. Each electrode can have varied power settings to avoid damage to underlying tissues like the esophagus. 

Feature | EP Lab | June 22, 2017 | Dave Fornell

Electrophysiology (EP) technology has been advancing rapidly the past few years with new ablation tools to improve...

Videos | EP Lab | May 26, 2017

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new electrophysiology (EP) technology at the...

Videos | Atrial Fibrillation | May 17, 2017

Hugh Calkins, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FHRS, director of cardiac arrhythmia services and professor of medicine at Johns...

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