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

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 2017...
Videos | Atrial Fibrillation | May 17, 2017
Hugh Calkins, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FHRS, director of cardiac arrhythmia services and professor of medicine at Johns...
Biosense Webster multi-electrode RF ablation balloon

Biosense Webster's multi-electrode RF ablation balloon with irrigation. The system allows operators to change the energy levels of each electrode to avoid damaging sensitive underlying critical structures like the esophagus or phrenic nerve.

Feature | Ablation Systems | May 17, 2017 | Dave Fornell
May 17, 2017 – Clinical trial results from a first-in-human study evaluating the acute feasibility of an...
Abbott Announces CE Mark for New Cardiac Ablation Catheter
News | Ablation Systems | May 10, 2017
May 10, 2017 — Abbott announced CE Mark of the TactiCath Contact Force Ablation Catheter, Sensor Enabled, developed to...
The Arctic Front Advance Cardiac CryoAblation Catheter treats atrial fibrillation with pulmonary vein isolation
News | Atrial Fibrillation | April 11, 2017
April 10, 2017 — Medtronic recently announced the first enrollments in the STOP Persistent AF clinical trial. The study...
Videos | EP Lab | April 10, 2017
A discussion with Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) President Michael Gold, M.D., Ph.D., director of cardiology and associate...
Ablation procedure, EP lab, Uninterrupted Dabigatran Etexilate in Comparison to Uninterrupted Warfarin in Pulmonary Vein Ablation
Feature | Atrial Fibrillation | March 29, 2017
March 29, 2017 — Uninterrupted treatment with dabigatran (Pradaxa), a non-vitamin K, novel antagonist oral...
Medtronic, expanded indication, Freezor Xtra Cryoablation Catheter, AVNRT, atrioventricular nodal re-entrant tachycardia
Technology | Ablation Systems | February 16, 2017
February 16, 2017 — Medtronic plc announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its Freezor Xtra...
CardioFocus, HeartLight Excalibur Balloon, 22nd Annual AF Symposium, atrial fibrillation, initial clinical evaluation
News | Ablation Systems | January 25, 2017
January 25, 2017 — CardioFocus Inc. recently announced the initial clinical evaluation of the HeartLight Excalibur...
St. Jude Medical, EnSite Precision cardiac mapping system, FDA clearance, catheter ablation
Technology | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | January 03, 2017
January 3, 2017 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of its EnSite...
catheter ablations, atrial fibrillation, stroke risk, Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute study, AHA Scientific Sessions, American Heart Association
News | Ablation Systems | November 14, 2016
November 14, 2016 — Atrial fibrillation patients with a prior history of stroke who undergo catheter ablation lower...
Medtronic, FIRE AND ICE trial, Arctic Front, cryoballoon catheter ablation, radiofrequency RF ablation, study results, Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions
News | Ablation Systems | October 17, 2016
October 17, 2016 — Medtronic plc last week unveiled new health economic analysis data from the FIRE AND ICE trial that...
St. Jude Medical, Ensite Precision cardiac mapping system, full European market release
News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | October 06, 2016
October 6, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced a full market release of its EnSite Precision cardiac mapping system...
European Heart Rhythm Association, EHRA White Book 2016, EP Europace supplement, cardiac rhythm device use, Europe
News | EP Lab | September 27, 2016
September 27, 2016 — In August, the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) and EP Europace journal announced the...
EpiAccess System, EpiEP, Mount Sinai New York, epicardial access
News | Ablation Systems | August 22, 2016
August 22, 2016 — The Mount Sinai Hospital is the first site in the New York metropolitan area to pioneer a new...