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

News | June 09, 2014

June 9, 2014 — Kalila Medical’s Vado steerable introducer sheath for vascular and intracardiac access, including...

Kalila Medical Vado Steerable Introducer Sheath Atrial Fibrillation Albation EP
Technology | May 12, 2014

May 12, 2014 — Kalila Medical received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its...

Feature | April 10, 2014

April 10, 2014 — The 2014 Guideline for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation includes recommendations...

Biosense Webster Thermocool Smarttouch Catheter Atrial Fibrillation Ablation EP
Technology | February 28, 2014

February 28, 2014 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Biosense Webster Inc.’s Thermocool...

Ablation Systems Balloon Atrial Fibrillation Therapies EP Lab Apama Shifamed
News | February 27, 2014

February 27, 2014 — Apama Medical is a privately held medical device company formed by Shifamed's medical incubator...

DECAFF MRI Atrial Fibrillation Therapies Ablation Systems EP Lab Clinical Study
News | February 07, 2014
February 7, 2014 — A University of Utah-led study for treatment of patients with...
Feature | February 06, 2014 | Dave Fornell
New electrophysiology (EP) ablation mapping/navigation systems recently entered the U.S. market, each offering...
Irvine Biomedical Therapy Cool Flex Ablation Catheter St. Jude Medical
Technology | January 23, 2014
January 23, 2014 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave market clearance to Irvine Biomedical Inc., a St....
News | December 26, 2013
December 26, 2013 — AtriCure Inc., an atrial...
Carto 3, Biosense Webster, CartoUnivu

Figure 1. The Carto 3 System generates real-time 3-D maps and allows visualization of catheters in the cardiac anatomy during catheter ablation procedures.

Feature | September 06, 2013 | Steven L. Higgins, M.D., FHRS
Nationwide data show that although only about 12 percent of X-ray exams are for interventional cardiology or...
EP Lab, EP mapping/imaging systems, Ablation systems

Safire Duo and Cool Path Duo ablation catheters

News | September 03, 2013

September 3, 2013 – St. Jude Medical Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and first use...

Technology | August 21, 2013

August 21, 2013 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Boston Scientific’s IntellaTip MiFi XP...

Feature | August 20, 2013

August 20, 2013 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the acquisition of Endosense SA, a Switzerland-based company that...

Nanostim, leadless pacemaker

The Nanostim catheter delivered, leadless pacemaker.

Feature | August 06, 2013 | Dave Fornell
(Editor's note - this article had links to newer content added April 2017)   There have been several advances in...
Blog | June 06, 2013
The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2013 scientific sessions covered the latest research and technology in electrophysiology...
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