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

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

To help identify trends and find out what DAIC readers are interested in, the magazine takes note of what they click...

Boston Scientific Blazer Open-Irrgated Catheter Atrial Fibrillation ZERO AF
News | January 21, 2013

January 21, 2013 — The first patient has been treated in the Boston Scientific Corporation ZERO AF...

EPi-Sense Guilded Coagulation Device nContact VisiTrax
Technology | January 18, 2013

January 18, 2013 — nContact Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Company’...

News | October 19, 2012

October 19, 2012 — Boston Scientific Corp. entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Rhythmia...

Technology | October 12, 2012

October 12, 2012 — Estech, a provider of minimally invasive cardiac ablation devices, last month announced the...

News | September 19, 2012

September 19, 2012 — This past week, surgeons and cardiologists at Sentara Heart Hospital were the first in the...

News | September 11, 2012

September 11, 2012 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the realignment of its product divisions into two new operating...

Feature | September 11, 2012

September 11, 2012 — Since the previous consensus document was published in 2007, catheter and surgical ablation of...

Feature | August 20, 2012

August 20, 2012 — The Baylor Heart Hospital in Plano, Texas, recently became the first hospital in the world to...

Technology | August 14, 2012

August 14, 2012 — Biosense Webster Inc. launched the new Carto 3 MEM (Multi-Electrode Mapping) Version in the United...

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