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

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...
Feature | May 16, 2013

May 16, 2013 — New research presented at Heart Rhythm 2013 continues to show promising results for focal impulse and...

News | May 16, 2013

May 16, 2013 — Boston Scientific Corporation completed a first-in-human clinical trial utilizing the IntellaTip MiFi...

Endosense, tacticath, contact force, electrophysiology
News | May 15, 2013

May 13, 2013 – New study data released at the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) meeting last week validates the importance...

The EPi-Sense-AF Guided Coagulation System.

Feature | May 14, 2013

May 14, 2013 — nContact Inc. said it received conditional approval for an investigational device exemption (IDE)...

Thermocool Smarttouch, Biosense webster force sensing

The Thermocool Smarttouch ablation catheter senses the amount of force the physician is using during an ablation. This can help take the guess work out of whether a the lesion created will be effective to help stop AF.

News | May 14, 2013

May 14, 2013 — Biosense Webster Inc. announced the 12-month safety and effectiveness results of the Thermocool...

BioSense Webster eMARQable Clinical Study nMARQ System Atrial Fibrillation
News | May 13, 2013

May 13, 2013 — Biosense Webster Inc. announced the first patient has been enrolled in the reMARQable...

News | April 10, 2013

 

April 10, 2013 — CardioFocus Inc. announced that as of late 2012, more than 1,000 clinical cases have been...

Endosense TactiCath
News | April 04, 2013

April 4, 2013 — Endosense has announced that the results of its EFFICAS I prospective multi-center study have led to...

Top stories of 2012 in cardiology
Feature | January 29, 2013 | Dave Fornell

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