EP Lab

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for cardiac electrophysiology (EP) systems, techniques and devices using in EP labs. This includes implantable EP devices, pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), cardiac resychronization therapy (CRT), ablation technologies, left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion, atrial fibrilation (AF) and Holter monitors.

The Stereotaxis Genesis Robotic Magnetic Navigation system.

The Stereotaxis Genesis Robotic Magnetic Navigation system.

News | EP Lab | April 07, 2021
April 7, 2021 — Stereotaxis announced that Broward Health Medical Center is establishing a robotic electrophysiology (...
The Acutus Medical AcQBlate Force sensing ablation catheter.

The Acutus Medical AcQBlate Force sensing ablation catheter.

News | Ablation Systems | April 05, 2021
April 5, 2021 — Acutus Medical today announced initial U.S. enrollments in the company’s AcQForce Flutter...
The new ACC Electrophysiology (EP) Device Implant Registry, part of the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) will include data on implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) procedures previously captured in the NCDR ICD Registry, as well as provide the flexibility to capture novel pacemaker procedures. The registry is aligned with the ACC’s Electrophysiology Accreditation program, fully supporting the program’s data requirements.

The new ACC Electrophysiology (EP) Device Implant Registry, part of the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) will include data on implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) procedures previously captured in the NCDR ICD Registry, as well as provide the flexibility to capture novel pacemaker procedures. The registry is aligned with the ACC’s Electrophysiology Accreditation program, fully supporting the program’s data requirements.

News | EP Lab | April 02, 2021
April 2, 2021 — Today, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) launched the Electrophysiology (EP) Device Implant...
Sponsored Content | Case Study | Cardiovascular Information Systems (CVIS) | April 01, 2021
Washington Health System (WHS) provides healthcare services at more than 40 offsite locations across three counties in...
Virtual tour views of a University of Colorado cath lab during a CTO procedure (top left), the new robotic EP lab at Banner Health (top right), a bi-plane EP/cath combo lab at Baylor Heart Hospital Dallas (bottom left, and an ECMO procedure at Tufts Medical Center cath lab. Photos by Dave Fornell

Virtual tour views of a University of Colorado cath lab during a CTO procedure (top left), the new robotic EP lab at Banner Health (top right), a bi-plane EP/cath combo lab at Baylor Heart Hospital Dallas (bottom left, and an ECMO procedure at Tufts Medical Center cath lab. Photos by Dave Fornell, except the Banner EP lab, by Peter Weiss, M.D.

Feature | March 25, 2021
There is a lot of interest in how other hospitals organize and equip their cardiac cath labs and electrophysiology (EP...
Neonates and young pediatric patients with congenital heart disease have few options for implantable electrophysiology (EP) devices like pacemakers or ICDs.
News | Congenital Heart | March 24, 2021
March 24, 2021 — Congenital heart disease (CHD) affects six out of 1,000 babies born in the U.S. each year and is often...
Top left, electromechanical wave imaging (EWI) isochrone renderings showing the activation points of the myocardium based on echocardiography axial strain measurements. Bottom right, EWI images overlaid on patient's CT scan of the heart.

Top left, electromechanical wave imaging (EWI) isochrone renderings showing the activation points of the myocardium based on echocardiography axial strain measurements. Bottom right, EWI images overlaid on patient's CT scan of the heart.

News | EP Lab | March 23, 2021
March 23, 2021 — Researchers at Columbia University are using cardiac ultrasound to improve the critical need to...
Integrating data from an array of implantable EP devices from different vendors can be difficult or require disconnected silos of data for different vendors. One solution that was recently introduced to integrate data from various vendors is the Optimize EP software, which allows viewing data from all device vendors in one platform to streamline workflows.

Integrating data from an array of implantable EP devices from different vendors can be difficult or require disconnected silos of data for different vendors. One solution that was recently introduced to integrate data from various vendors is the Optimize EP software, which allows viewing data from all device vendors in one platform to streamline workflows.

Feature | EP Lab | March 17, 2021 | By Maninder Bedi, M.D.
A few weeks ago, a patient of mine experienced a cardiac event — his heart stopped. Completely. However, his...
An example of intra-cardiac echo (ICE) imaging from Siemens Healthineers showing color flow Doppler with severe valve regurgitation. ICE has seen wider use in transcatheter structural heart  procedures because, unlike TEE, it can be used without deeper sedation of anesthesia.

An example of intra-cardiac echo (ICE) imaging from Siemens Healthineers showing color flow Doppler with severe valve regurgitation. ICE has seen wider use in transcatheter structural heart procedures because, unlike TEE, it can be used without deeper sedation of anesthesia.

Feature | Ultrasound Intra-cardiac Echo (ICE) | March 11, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
Intra-cardiac Echocardiography (ICE) uses catheter-based cardiac ultrasound array to image anatomy and devices inside...
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY (ACC) Late-breaking clinical trial study presentations at ACC.21. @ACC21 @ACC2021
Feature | ACC | March 08, 2021 | Dave Fornell, Editor
The latest cardiology practice-changing scientific breakthrough, late-breaking study presentations have been announced...
News | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | March 03, 2021
March 3, 2021 — Medtronic announced new results from the landmark REVERSE trial, evaluating outcomes of cardiac...
Impulse Dynamics Optimizer Smart device is an implantable device that helps optimize cardiac pumping action in heart failure patients.

Impulse Dynamics Optimizer Smart device is an implantable device that helps optimize cardiac pumping action in heart failure patients.

News | Heart Failure | March 03, 2021
March 3, 2021 — Impulse Dynamics recently announced that DEKRA Certification B.V., a global regulatory organization,...
News | Atrial Fibrillation | March 03, 2021
March 3, 2021 — Farapulse Inc. announced the first patients were treated in the ADVENT Trial, a U.S. Food and Drug...
The two biggest cardiac device technology stories in February included the Boston Scientific recall of its S-ICD system, and the FDA clearance of the Shockwave intravascular lithotripsy system to break up calcified lesions in the coronary arteries.

The two biggest cardiac device technology stories in February included the Boston Scientific recall of its S-ICD system, and the FDA clearance of the Shockwave intravascular lithotripsy system to break up calcified lesions in the coronary arteries.

Feature | March 01, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
March 1, 2021 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)...
Remote cardiac monitoring vendor RhythMedix released its next-generation RhythmStar wearable device with built-in 4G cellular connectivity. The cardiac telemetry monitor can be worn for extended remote monitoring without the need for an additional phone or communication device. 

Remote cardiac monitoring vendor RhythMedix released its next-generation RhythmStar wearable device with built-in 4G cellular connectivity. The cardiac telemetry monitor can be worn for extended remote monitoring without the need for an additional phone or communication device. 

News | Wearables | February 23, 2021
February 23, 2021 — Remote cardiac monitoring vendor RhythMedix released its next-generation RhythmStar wearable device...