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

Absorb, bioresorbable stent, FDA approval, FDA approves, FDA clears, most popular content, most popular stories, DAIC

The FDA clearance of the first bioresorbable stent, the Abbott Absorb, the first week of July has been the most popular story so far for all of 2016. It is the first fully dissolving stent approved for the U.S. market and many experts say this technology could be a paradigm shift in coronary and peripheral therapies in the coming years as the technology improves. 

Feature | August 05, 2016 | Dave Fornell
  August 5, 2016 — Here are the top 20 most popular current content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (...
Abbott, FIRM-guided rotor ablation, atrial fibrillation, clinical studies, Cardiostim 2016
News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | July 07, 2016
July 7, 2016 — Abbott recently announced positive results from three clinical studies investigating the benefits...
Boston Scientific, FDA, IntelliNav XP ablation catheters, Rhythmia Mapping System

Rhythmia Mapping System image courtesy of Boston Scientific

Technology | Ablation Systems | May 23, 2016
May 23, 2016 — Boston Scientific has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for two catheters that...
News | Ablation Systems | May 11, 2016
May 11, 2016 — Patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome who receive catheter ablation to cure their abnormal heart...
Imricor, Vision-MR ablation catheter, clinical study, MRI guidance
News | Ablation Systems | May 10, 2016
May 10, 2016 — Imricor Medical Systems announced enrollment of the first patients in a clinical study to evaluate the...
daily oral anticoagulation therapy, OAT, atrial fibrillation, as needed, HRS 2016 study
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | May 09, 2016
May 9, 2016 — A new study shows the use of novel anticoagulants to treat atrial fibrillation (AF) on an “as needed...
Technology | Ablation Systems | March 11, 2016
March 11, 2016 — Boston Scientific has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Blazer Open-...
Abbott, Kalila Medical, acquisition, electrophysiology offerings

Vado Steerable Introducer Sheath image courtesy of Kalila Medical

News | Ablation Systems | February 02, 2016
February 2, 2016 — Abbott announced that it has acquired private medical device company Kalila Medical Inc. Kalila...
AtriCure, definitive merger agreement, nContact Inc., atrial fibrillation solutions, cardiac ablation
News | Ablation Systems | October 14, 2015
October 14, 2015 — AtriCure Inc. announced it has entered into a definitive merger agreement under which AtriCure has...
AtriCure, cryoFORM cryoablation probe, launch
Technology | Ablation Systems | October 02, 2015
October 2, 2015 — AtriCure Inc. launched the cryoFORM cryoablation probe, which offers increased probe flexibility to...
MedLumics, OCT, real-time assessment, catheter ablation, atrial fibrillation
Feature | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | September 17, 2015
September 17, 2015 — MedLumics has announced the completion of a successful single-case pre-clinical feasibility study...
Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, TCAI, first in United States, EpiAccess System, epicardial ablation

Image courtesy of EpiEP

News | Ablation Systems | September 15, 2015
September 15, 2015 — The Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute (TCAI) at St. David's Medical Center recently became the...
Passive Elastography, TTP, U.K., ablation, atrial fibrillation
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 10, 2015
August 10, 2015 — The Technology Partnership (TTP), a U.K.-based research and product development company, has made...
Biosense Webster, Confidense Module, Carto, multi-electrode mapping, 3-D

Carto 3 System image courtesy of Biosense Webster

Technology | July 07, 2015
July 7, 2015 - Biosense Webster Inc. announced the launch of the Confidense Module, an innovative technology that...
Blog | May 22, 2015
There were several technology takeaway messages for the future of electrophysiology (EP) at the Heart Rhythm Society (...