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

Medtronic, GOLD AF Registry, PVAC GOLD, atrial fibrillation, ablation catheter
News | April 09, 2015

April 9, 2015 — Medtronic plc announced the first patient enrollment in the GOLD AF Registry, a prospective,...

catheter ablation, Afib, Amiodarone, Luigi Di Biase, ACC, heart failure
Feature | March 27, 2015

March 27, 2015 — Patients with heart failure and...

Videos | EP Lab | March 25, 2015

Learn about the trends and new technology in electrophysiology in an interview with David Wilber, M.D., editor of...

Feature | March 24, 2015

March 24, 2015 — Patients with atrial...

CTSN, atrial fibrillation, surgical ablation, mitral valve surgery
News | March 18, 2015

March 18, 2015 — New study results from The Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN) show the addition of...

Ablation system, atrial fibrillation, Medtronic Arctic Front Advance Cryoballoon

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News | February 10, 2015

February 10, 2015 — Medtronic announced the initiation of the...

Ablation Catheters, Atrial Fibrillation, EP Lab, FlexAbility Ablation Catheter

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Technology | January 29, 2015

January 29, 2015 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the...

St. Jude, STAR-VT, ventricular tachycardia, ablation catheter, FlexAbility

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News | January 22, 2015

January 22, 2015 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the first patient enrollment in the STAR-VT (Substrate Targeted ...

CardioFocus, HeartLight Endoscopic Ablation System, Japan Lifeline, distribution

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News | January 12, 2015

January 12, 2015 — CardioFocus Inc., developer of the HeartLight Endoscopic...

Ablation Systems, Atrial Fibrillation, EP Lab, Clinical Trial/Study

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News | January 12, 2015

January 12, 2015 — Medtronic Inc. announced the initiation of a randomized...

atrial fibrillation, FDA, Dual Epicardial and Endocardial Procedure, DEEP
News | November 05, 2014

Nov. 5, 2014 — Enrollment is open for the Dual Epicardial and Endocardial Procedure (DEEP) clinical trial following...

News | October 30, 2014

October 30, 2014 — New physician experience for the Convergent Procedure in the treatment of persistent...

Topera, Abbott, FIRMap, rotors, rotor mapping

Topera's FIRMap diagnostic catheter produces dynamic electrical maps to identify rotors, the specific areas within the heart acting as a sustaining mechanism for atrial fibrillation.

Feature | October 29, 2014
Oct. 29, 2014 – Abbott has entered into an agreement to purchase Topera Inc., a private, venture-backed medical device...
Technology | October 28, 2014

October 28, 2014 — St. Jude Medical Inc. today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its...

Feature | October 15, 2014

October 15, 2014 — Imricor Medical Systems, Inc. announced the first three cardiac ablation procedures were...

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