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

Data from the CASTLE-AF trial showing lower mortality and hospitalizations in patients treated with ablation vs. medical therapy. #HRS2018
News | Atrial Fibrillation | May 18, 2018
May 18, 2018 — Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with heart failure in the CASTLE-AF Trial was...
Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) live electrophysiology (EP) procedure case at the 2018 annual meeting. #HRS2018

A live EP case presentation during the 2018 Heart Rhythm meeting.

Feature | HRS | May 18, 2018 | Dave Fornell
Here is an aggregation of all the news and late-breaking studies presented at the 2018 Heart Rhythm Society (HRS)...
Atrial fibrillation ablation using the Abbott Ensite electro mapping system. CABANA Trial Confirms Ablation Equal To or Superior to Drug Therapy. #HRS2018

Atrial fibrillation ablation using the Abbott Ensite electro mapping system.

Feature | Atrial Fibrillation | May 17, 2018
May 16, 2018 – The first results of the randomized, multicenter, long-term, international CABANA clinical trial were...
CardioFocus Announces Successful Live Case Featuring HeartLight X3 System
News | Ablation Systems | May 17, 2018
May 17, 2018 — Medical device manufacturer CardioFocus Inc. announced a successful live case featuring its HeartLight...
Cardiva Medical Announces Completion of the AMBULATE Pivotal Trial
News | Vascular Closure Devices | May 10, 2018
May 10, 2018 — Cardiva Medical Inc. announced the completion of the AMBULATE pivotal trial, one of several clinical...
Imricor MRI-Guided Cardiac Ablation Study Results to Be Presented at HRS 2018
News | Ablation Systems | May 10, 2018
May 10, 2018 — Results from the clinical study to evaluate Imricor’s Vision-MR Ablation Catheter for the treatment of...
Biosense Webster Launches Carto Vizigo Bi-Directional Guidance Sheath
Technology | Ablation Systems | May 08, 2018
May 8, 2018 — Biosense Webster Inc. announced its Carto Vizigo Bi-directional Guiding Sheath is now available in the...
Stereotaxis and Acutus Medical Announce Strategic Collaboration
News | Ablation Systems | May 04, 2018
May 4, 2018 — Stereotaxis and Acutus Medical announced a strategic collaboration to integrate the Stereotaxis Niobe...
The Abbott Advisor HD Grid Mapping Catheter, Sensor Enabled, allows high density electro mapping for transcatheter EP cardiac ablation procedures.
Technology | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | May 03, 2018
May 3, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted market clearance for the Abbott Advisor HD Grid...
Medtronic Cryoballoon Shows Positive Results for Patients With Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
News | Ablation Systems | April 12, 2018
April 12, 2018 — Medtronic plc announced one-year results from the CRYO4PERSISTENT AF study of ablation with the Arctic...
Boston Scientific Acquires Securus Medical Group Inc.
News | Ablation Systems | April 04, 2018
April 4, 2018 — Boston Scientific Corp. announced the acquisition of Securus Medical Group Inc., a privately-held...
Patient Enrollment Completed in U.S. IDE Study of THERMOCOOL SMARTTOUCH SF Catheter
News | Cardiovascular Clinical Studies | March 15, 2018
March 15, 2018 –  Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies announced today that Biosense Webster, Inc., who...
Imricor Completes Enrollment for Clinical Study on Vision-MR Ablation Catheter
News | Interventional Radiology | January 23, 2018
January 23, 2018 – Imricor Medical Systems announced the completion of enrollment for the clinical study to evaluate...
Abbott Announces European Launch of Advisor HD Grid Mapping Catheter, Sensor Enabled
Technology | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | January 19, 2018
January 19, 2018 — Abbott last week announced CE Mark approval for the company's new Advisor HD Grid Mapping Catheter,...
Boston Scientific's Apama multi-electrode ablation balloon to treat atrial fibrillation.

Boston Scientific's Apama multi-electrode ablation balloon to treat atrial fibrillation. The technology allows different energies to be used for each electrode to prevent damage to the esophagus or other underlying critical structures. 

Feature | Atrial Fibrillation | January 15, 2018 | Dave Fornell
The development of atrial fibrillation (AFib or AF) ablation technologies over the past 20 years has been a constant...