EP Lab

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for cardiac electrophysiology (EP) systems, techniques and devices. This includes implantable EP devices, pacemakers, ICD, CRT, ablation technologoes, left atrial appendage occlusion (LAA), atrial fibrilation (AF) and Holter monitors.

Patient Enrollment Completed in U.S. IDE Study of THERMOCOOL SMARTTOUCH SF Catheter
News | Clinical Study | March 15, 2018

March 15, 2018 –  Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies announced today that Biosense Webster, Inc., who...

ECG on Smartwatch Accurately Detects AFib
News | ACC | March 15, 2018

March 15, 2018 – A newly-designed wristband and corresponding app that works with a smartwatch can accurately...

Videos | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | March 14, 2018

The Zoll LifeVest is a temporary, wearable defibrillator designed as a safety net for patients, especially those...

Wearable Defibrillator Cuts Overall Mortality, But Not Sudden Deaths After Heart Attack

Jeffrey Olgin, M.D., F.A.C.C., Division of Cardiology, UCSF

On behalf of VEST investigators 

News | ACC | March 13, 2018

March 13, 2018 –  Wearing a lightweight vest equipped with a cardioverter...

Nihon Kohden Launches Augmented Reality Electrophysiology Training App at HIMSS18
Technology | Advanced Visualization | March 06, 2018

March 6, 2018 – Nihon Kohden announced the launch of the Nihon Kohden Dimensions...

Can Your Cardiac Device Be Hacked?
News | Cybersecurity | February 27, 2018

February 27, 2018 — Medical devices, including cardiovascular implantable electronic devices, could be at risk for...

Medtronic Recalls CRT-Ds and ICDs Due to Manufacturing Error Preventing Electrical Shock Delivery
News | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | February 26, 2018

February 26, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Medtronic is recalling certain...

NIH Issues $2.2 Million Grant for Augmented Reality Cardiac Hologram Research
News | Advanced Visualization | February 15, 2018

February 15, 2018 — The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a $2.2 million research grant to healthcare...

The Boston Scientific Essentio MRI-safe pacemaker.

The Boston Scientific Essentio MRI-safe pacemaker. It is common for pacemaker patients to need magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which has not previously been possible because the magnetic fields could damage older devices. All pacemaker vendors now have FDA-cleared MRI compatible pacemakers. 

Feature | Pacemakers | February 13, 2018 | Dave Fornell

There have been several advancements in pacemaker technologies over the past few years. This is an overview of some...

Philips Azurion angiography system, image-guided therapy system.

The Philips Azurion angiography system offers several imaging and software enhancements to aid guidance during complex interventional procedures.

Feature | Angiography | February 07, 2018 | Dave Fornell

Five new angiography systems were launched in 2017 that included improvements to speed workflow and improve both...

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 featured in the top article posted in January on new technologies to treat atrial fibrillation.

Feature | February 05, 2018

Here is the list of the most popular articles and videos on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)...

EHRA Highlights Occupational Risk of Radiation Exposure in Electrophysiology Procedures
News | Radiation Dose Management | February 01, 2018

February 1, 2018 –Stereotaxis, who makes innovative...

ACC 2018 highlights and trends.  #acc.18, #ACC, #ACC2018
Feature | ACC | January 31, 2018

The rapid pace of change continues to be a hallmark in cardiovascular medicine and many see that pace accelerating....

Videos | Wearable Sensors | January 29, 2018

Take a video tour of some of the medical devices designed to improve patient care, improve patient engagement and...

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