Atrial Fibrillation

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for the treatment of atrial fibrillation, AF, afib. 

Boston Scientific's Apama multi-electrode ablation balloon to treat atrial fibrillation.

Boston Scientific's Apama multi-electrode ablation balloon to treat atrial fibrillation. The technology allows different energies to be used for each electrode to prevent damage to the esophagus or other underlying critical structures. 

Feature | Atrial Fibrillation | January 15, 2018 | Dave Fornell

The development of atrial fibrillation (AFib or AF) ablation technologies over the past 20 years has been a constant...

Heart Rhythm Society Partners With WebMD Education to Increase Atrial Fibrillation Awareness
News | Atrial Fibrillation | January 02, 2018

January 2, 2018 — The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), in partnership with WebMD Education, announced in December the...

The Boston Scientific Rhythmia Mapping System produces higher-density voltage maps without increasing overall procedure time.

The Boston Scientific Rhythmia Mapping System produces higher-density voltage maps without increasing overall procedure time. It was the first of a new generation of high-density mapping systems to be introduced.

Feature | Atrial Fibrillation | December 18, 2017 | Kenneth Stein, M.D. FACC FHRS

When I began practicing as an electrophysiologist in 1994, the dream of successfully using cardiac catheter ablation...

New Oral Anticoagulant Drugs Associated with Lower Kidney Risks
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | December 12, 2017

December 12, 2017 — Mayo Clinic researchers have shown a link between which type of...

News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | November 16, 2017

November 16, 2017 — Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Pfizer Inc. released real-world data (RWD) of outcomes...

Videos | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | November 14, 2017

Vivek Reddy, M.D., director of cardiac arrhythmia services and professor of medicine, cardiology, Mount Sinai...

Acutus dipole density EP mapping for ablation procedures.

The FDA recently cleared high-speed Acutus Medical's AcQMap High Resolution image and mapping system and the AcQMap 3-D Imaging and Mapping Catheter.  detects and displays both standard voltage-based and higher resolution dipole density (charge-source) maps. The system combines ultrasound anatomy construction with an ability to map the electrical-conduction of each heartbeat to identify complex arrhythmias across the entire atrial chamber. Following each ablation treatment, the heart can be re-mapped in seconds to continually visualize any changes from the prior mapping.

 

 

Feature | Atrial Fibrillation | November 07, 2017

November 7, 2017 — Here is an aggregated list of articles detailing the latest clinical data and new device...

The Watchman LAA occluder PREVAIL Trial 5-year results were presented at the 2017 TCT meeting.
Feature | Atrial Fibrillation | November 02, 2017

November 2, 2017 – Five-year results from the PREVAIL Trial comparing left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) with the...

Videos | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | October 24, 2017

This video, provided by Acutus Medical, demonstrates a patient case showing the use of the AcQMap high-resolution...

Acutus Medical Receives FDA Clearance for AcQMap Cardiac Mapping Technology
Technology | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | October 24, 2017

October 24, 2017 — Acutus Medical announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the AcQMap ...

UNC School of Medicine Receives $1.7 Million for Atrial Fibrillation Program Streamlining Patient Care
News | Atrial Fibrillation | October 23, 2017

October 23, 2017 — University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine cardiologist Anil Gehi, M.D., will use a $1...

Abbott SJM St. Jude Confirm RX implantable cardiac monitor (ICM).

The Abbott Confirm RX implantable cardiac monitor (ICM) is smaller than a computer thumb-drive and in implanted in a simple in-office procedure just under the skin.

Technology | Implantable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) | October 23, 2017

October 23, 2017 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Abbott’s Confirm Rx Insertable Cardiac...

Smartphone Apps Help Patients and Providers Manage Atrial Fibrillation
News | Patient Engagement | October 19, 2017

October 19, 2017 — Novel smartphone and tablet applications for atrial fibrillation patients and healthcare...

Baylis Medical and Siemens Co-Sponsor Transseptal Access Training Course
News | EP Lab | October 18, 2017

October 18, 2017 — Baylis Medical Co. Inc. and Siemens Healthineers are co-sponsoring a first-of-its kind training...

CardioFocus Announces European CE Mark Approval of HeartLight Excalibur Balloon
Technology | Ablation Systems | October 10, 2017

October 10, 2017 — CardioFocus Inc. recently announced the European CE Mark approval of the HeartLight Excalibur...

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