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

CardioFocus, HeartLight Endoscopic Ablation System, Japan Lifeline, distribution

Image courtesy of CardioFocus Inc.

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...

News | October 15, 2014

October 15, 2014 — AtriCure, Inc. today announced enrollment in the ABLATE Post Approval Study (PAS) is complete....

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News | September 02, 2014

September 2, 2014 – John Muir Health's Concord medical center is the first hospital in Northern California and one...

News | July 30, 2014

July 30, 2014 — St. Jude Medical announced CE mark approval and first use of the FlexAbility ablation catheter, a...

Videos | Atrial Fibrillation | July 30, 2014

Paul Keall, Ph.D., FAAP, professor and NHMRC Australian Fellow at Radiation Physics Laboratory at the University of...

News | July 16, 2014

July 16, 14 — A new physician poster presentation at the Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 19th Annual International...

News | July 08, 2014

July 8, 2014 — Use of catheter ...

News | June 17, 2014

June 17, 2014 — University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center is among the first in the country to offer BioSense...

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