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

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 (...
Acqmap, Acutus, dipole density mapping

The Acutus AcqMap mapping catheters uses 48 ultrasound elements to measure cardiac voltage. It uses an inverse dipole density (DD) algorithm to display electrical activation as DD maps on an ultrasound constructed 3-D anatomy in real time.

Feature | May 21, 2015
May 21, 2015 – A preliminary study of a new electrophysiology (EP) dipole density mapping system using a specialized...
Medtronic, Arctic Front, Advance Cryoablation Catheter, FDA, CE Mark
Technology | May 18, 2015
May 18, 2015 — Medtronic plc announced the Arctic Front Advance ST Cryoablation Catheter has received U.S. Food and...
Abbott, GE, CardioLab, RhythmView, atrial fibrillation, source

GE's CardioLab is one half of the integrated system with Abbott that will provide patient-specific data on the heart's electrical activity in real time.

Technology | May 13, 2015
May 13, 2015 — Abbott and GE Healthcare announced an agreement that will bring real-time, patient-specific data about...
News | May 11, 2015
May 11, 2015 — The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) has released the list of its 12 late-breaking electrophysiology (EP)...
Medtronic, SYMPLICITY AF, PVI, renal denervation, Arctic Front, Spyral, G3
Feature | May 05, 2015
May 5, 2015 — Medtronic plc announced the start of a clinical study to determine whether paroxysmal and persistent...
Medtronic, GOLD AF Registry, PVAC GOLD, atrial fibrillation, ablation catheter
News | April 09, 2015
April 9, 2015 — Medtronic plc announced the first patient enrollment in the GOLD AF Registry, a prospective,...
catheter ablation, Afib, Amiodarone, Luigi Di Biase, ACC, heart failure
Feature | March 27, 2015
March 27, 2015 — Patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation were less likely to experience death,...
Videos | EP Lab | March 25, 2015
Learn about the trends and new technology in electrophysiology (EP) in an interview with David Wilber, M.D., editor of...
Feature | March 24, 2015
March 24, 2015 — Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who received ablation while they were already undergoing...
CTSN, atrial fibrillation, surgical ablation, mitral valve surgery
News | March 18, 2015
March 18, 2015 — New study results from The Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN) show the addition of surgical...