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 technologies, left atrial appendage occlusion (LAA), atrial fibrilation (AF) and Holter monitors.

Vascade MVP Reduces Time to Ambulation Follow EP Procedures
News | Vascular Closure Devices | November 11, 2018

November 12, 2018 — The Vascade MVP...

AI Algorithm Outperforms Most Cardiologists in Heart Murmur Detection
News | Artificial Intelligence | November 11, 2018

November 12, 2018 — At the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2018, Nov. 10-12 in Chicago, Eko...

Societies Publish New Guidance for Treatment of Slow, Irregular Heartbeats
News | EP Lab | November 09, 2018

November 9, 2018 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Heart...

Key clinical trial presentations at the 2018 American Heart Association (AHA) annual meeting. #AHA, #AHA18 #AHA2018
Feature | AHA | November 07, 2018

November 7, 2018 — Here is a list of some of the key clinical trial presentations at the 2018...

First Carto Vizigo Bi-Directional Guiding Sheath Employed on West Coast
News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | October 29, 2018

October 29, 2018 — Good Samaritan Hospital recently became the first hospital on the West Coast to utilize the Carto...

Medtronic is issuing a software update to address a safety risk caused by cybersecurity vulnerabilities associated with the internet connection between the Carelink 2090 and Carelink Encore 29901 programmers used to download software from the Medtronic software distribution network (SDN) . This update is a voluntary recall correction by the manufacturer to address the safety risk caused by the cybersecurity vulnerability.

Medtronic is issuing a software update to address a safety risk caused by cybersecurity vulnerabilities associated with the internet connection between the Carelink 2090 and Carelink Encore 29901 implantable EP device programmers.

Feature | Cybersecurity | October 17, 2018

October 17, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reviewed information about potential...

Most professional athletes participate in cardiovascular screening to identify often-asymptomatic heart disorders, but the debate continues on whether to mandate ECGs as part of pre-participation screening for student athletes. Photo courtesy of Play for Patrick.

Most professional athletes participate in cardiovascular screening to identify often-asymptomatic heart disorders, but the debate continues on whether to mandate ECGs as part of pre-participation screening for student athletes. Photo courtesy of Play for Patrick.

Feature | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | October 16, 2018

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the leading medical cause of death in young athletes and its impact is consistent...

FDA Approves Biosense Webster's Tag-Index Guided Ablation Software
Technology | Ablation Systems | October 09, 2018

October 9, 2018 — Biosense Webster Inc. recently received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

FibriCheck Receives FDA Clearance for Digital Heart Rhythm Monitor
Technology | Mobile Devices | October 08, 2018

October 8, 2018 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted market clearance for FibriCheck, a Belgian...

BackBeat Cardiac Neuromodulation Therapy Reduces Blood Pressure at Two Years
News | Hypertension | October 02, 2018

October 2, 2018 — Two-year results of the Moderato I Study demonstrated immediate, substantial and sustained...

Videos | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | October 01, 2018

Ashish Pershad, M.D., medical director, structural heart program, Banner University Medical Heart Institute, Phoenix...

Use of traditional Holter monitor leads can be an issue for patient compliance and comfort. The newer generation ambulatory cardiac monitors use an adhesive patch that sticks directly on the patient's chest and allows them to shower and go about daily activities without a belt mounted monitor or leads getting in the way. This is especially important for longer term monitoring of seven days or longer.

Use of traditional Holter monitor leads can be an issue for patient compliance and comfort. The newer generation ambulatory cardiac monitors use a small, adhesive patch that sticks directly on the patient's chest and allows them to shower and go about daily activities without a belt mounted monitor or leads getting in the way. This is especially important for longer term monitoring of seven days or longer. 

Feature | ECG | September 27, 2018

Advances in the technology of wearable cardiac monitors are improving both the experience of the patient and the...

An example of the new generation of cardiac monitoring device that is replacing Holter monitoring is the Cardea Solo wearable sensor. The FDA-cleared device automatically analyzes data when the device is turned back into the physician's office and automatically produces a draft summary report. This technology can simplify the workflow by eliminating the need for third-party involvement.

Feature | Atrial Fibrillation | September 13, 2018

Rapid advances in technology to monitor atrial fibrillation (AF or Afib) are enabling clinicians to access real-time...

360 Photos | 360 View Photos | August 29, 2018

This is a view inside one of the 11 cath labs at...

Medtronic Cryoballoon Improves Quality of Life, Reduces Systems of Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
News | Ablation Systems | August 28, 2018

August 28, 2018 — Medtronic plc announced new findings from the CRYO4PERSISTENT AF...

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