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

FDA Approves TactiCath Contact Force Ablation Catheter, Sensor Enabled
Technology | Ablation Systems | January 21, 2019
January 21, 2019 — Abbott announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the TactiCath Contact Force...
Researchers raised the question whether an economic benefit should be assessed in FDA reviews. A large amount of the bill for atrial fibrillation catheter ablation procedures is the cost of the mapping and ablation catheters.

A large amount of the bill for atrial fibrillation catheter ablation procedures is the cost of the mapping and ablation catheters. Researchers raised the question whether an economic benefit should be assessed in FDA reviews. 

Feature | Cardiovascular Business | January 14, 2019 | Philip Jacobs, DPhil, Ilke Akpinar, M.D., Thanh Nguyen, M.D., Ph.D., Rupinder Sandhu, M.D., and Lars Thording Ph.D.
In an age when everything in medicine is now looked at though a cost vs. benefit analysis and U.S. government...
Technology Improvements Driving Electrophysiology Market Growth

Navik 3D Cardiac Mapping System image courtesy of APN Health.

News | EP Lab | December 10, 2018
December 10, 2018 — Electrophysiology, while currently a relatively small market at $4.6 billion in 2018, has recently...
First Patient Treated in STELLAR Atrial Fibrillation IDE Study
News | Ablation Systems | November 30, 2018
November 30, 2018 — Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies announced that Biosense Webster Inc. has enrolled...
Videos | EP Lab | November 15, 2018
Wilber Su, M.D., chief of cardiac electrophysiology, Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix, and clinical associate...
Vascade MVP Reduces Time to Ambulation Follow EP Procedures
News | Vascular Closure Devices | November 11, 2018
November 12, 2018 — The Vascade MVP vascular closure system met its endpoints compared to manual compression in a...
First Carto Vizigo Bi-Directional Guiding Sheath Employed on West Coast
News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | October 29, 2018
October 29, 2018 — Good Samaritan Hospital recently became the first hospital on the West Coast to utilize the Carto...
FDA Approves Biosense Webster's Tag-Index Guided Ablation Software
Technology | Ablation Systems | October 09, 2018
October 9, 2018 — Biosense Webster Inc. recently received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for...
Medtronic Cryoballoon Improves Quality of Life, Reduces Systems of Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
News | Ablation Systems | August 28, 2018
August 28, 2018 — Medtronic plc announced new findings from the CRYO4PERSISTENT AF clinical trial demonstrating...
Thermedical Announces FDA IDE Approval for Clinical Study of Durablate Catheter
News | Ablation Systems | August 02, 2018
August 2, 2018 — Thermedical announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its...
Boston Scientific to Acquire Cryterion Medical Inc.
News | Ablation Systems | July 13, 2018
July 13, 2018 — Boston Scientific Corp. recently announced a definitive agreement to acquire Cryterion Medical Inc., a...
Treating AFib With Ablation Reduces Mortality and Stroke
News | Ablation Systems | July 05, 2018
July 5, 2018 — Using catheter-based ablation instead of medications alone reduces the risks of death and stroke in...
A view of the EPD Solutions catheter ablation system image guidance. It displays the catheter within a pre-acquired 3D segmented CT image. The D700 system provides a real-time lesion assessment tool that predicts transmurality and permanency of lesions, pre- and immediately post-ablation.

A view of the EPD Solutions catheter ablation system image guidance. It displays the catheter within a pre-acquired 3D segmented CT image. The D700 system provides a real-time lesion assessment tool that predicts transmurality and permanency of lesions, pre- and immediately post-ablation.

News | EP Lab | June 05, 2018
June 5, 2018 — Philips Healthcare has signed an agreement to acquire EPD Solutions, a provider of image-guidance in...
First-in-human Electroporation Ablation Study Finds Pulsed Electric Fields Can Target Specific Tissue For Atrial Fibrillation. #HRS2018 #HRS18

Figure 1: Images showing the effect of both surgical epicardial PEF ablation and catheter based PEF ablation in the first-in-human electroporation ablation study to freat Afib.

News | May 25, 2018
May 25, 2018 — Data from the first-in-human study using pulsed electric field (PEF) energy ablate heart tissue in the...
LuxCath Showcases OmniView Light-Guided Ablation Catheter at HRS 2018
News | Ablation Systems | May 22, 2018
May 22, 2018 — LuxCath LLC showcased the next generation of its proprietary OmniView light-guided catheter ablation...