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

atrial fibrillation, FDA, Dual Epicardial and Endocardial Procedure, DEEP
News | November 05, 2014
Nov. 5, 2014 — Enrollment is open for the Dual Epicardial and Endocardial Procedure (DEEP) clinical trial following U.S...
News | October 30, 2014
October 30, 2014 — New physician experience for the Convergent Procedure in the treatment of persistent atrial...
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Topera's FIRMap diagnostic catheter produces dynamic electrical maps to identify rotors, the specific areas within the heart acting as a sustaining mechanism for atrial fibrillation.

Feature | October 29, 2014
Oct. 29, 2014 – Abbott has entered into an agreement to purchase Topera Inc., a private, venture-backed medical device...
Technology | October 28, 2014
October 28, 2014 — St. Jude Medical Inc. today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its...
Feature | October 15, 2014
October 15, 2014 — Imricor Medical Systems, Inc. announced the first three cardiac ablation procedures were completed...
News | October 15, 2014
October 15, 2014 — AtriCure, Inc. today announced enrollment in the ABLATE Post Approval Study (PAS) is complete. As of...
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News | September 02, 2014
September 2, 2014 – John Muir Health's Concord medical center is the first hospital in Northern California and one of...
News | August 18, 2014
August 18, 2014 — A clinical trial being conducted at Mission Health using Medtronic's Phased Radiofrequency (RF)...
News | July 30, 2014
July 30, 2014 — St. Jude Medical announced CE mark approval and first use of the FlexAbility ablation catheter, a novel...
Videos | Atrial Fibrillation | July 30, 2014
Paul Keall, Ph.D., FAAP, professor and NHMRC Australian Fellow at Radiation Physics Laboratory at the University of...
News | July 16, 2014
July 16, 14 — A new physician poster presentation at the Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 19th Annual International...
News | July 08, 2014
July 8, 2014 — Use of catheter ablation is not only beneficial for treating atrial flutter but also can significantly...
News | June 17, 2014
June 17, 2014 — University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center is among the first in the country to offer BioSense...
News | June 09, 2014
June 9, 2014 — Kalila Medical’s Vado steerable introducer sheath for vascular and intracardiac access, including atrial...
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 Vado...