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.

Feature | Cath Lab | September 14, 2021 | By Aaron Detate and Lars Thording
In the electrophysiology (EP) lab, hundreds of thousands of used devices are sent to reprocessors every year to get...
Ablation and Biventricular Pacing Boosts Survival in Selected Atrial Fibrillation Patients in APAF-CRT Trial. #ESC #ESCcongress
News | Atrial Fibrillation | September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021 — Ablation plus cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is superior to pharmacological rate control...
The Medtronic Linq II implantable cardiac monitor.

The Medtronic Linq II implantable cardiac monitor.

News | Atrial Fibrillation | September 08, 2021
September 8, 2021 — Continuous heart rhythm monitoring – with anticoagulation if atrial fibrillation is detected – does...
The Medtronic Reveal Linq implantable cardiac monitor (ICM) was used in the SMART-MI study. It is inserted under the skin in a simple, fast outpatient procedure. The device is smaller than a AAA battery.

The Medtronic Reveal Linq implantable cardiac monitor (ICM) was used in the SMART-MI study. It is inserted under the skin in a simple, fast outpatient procedure. The device is smaller than a AAA battery.

News | Implantable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) | September 07, 2021
September 7, 2021 — Remote monitoring of implantable cardiac monitors (ICMs) is highly effective for early detection of...
The Stereotaxis Genesis EP robotic navigation system.

The new generation Stereotaxis Genesis EP robotic navigation system.

News | EP Lab | September 01, 2021
September 1, 2021 — Stereotaxis and Shanghai Microport EP Medtech Co., Ltd. announced a broad collaboration to advance...
Abbott Amplatzer Amulet LAA Occluder Offers Superior Closure Compared to Watchman
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | August 31, 2021
August 31, 2021 — Late-breaking data from a head-to-head clinical trial of the Amulet Left Atrial Appendage (LAA)...
The Abbott Amplatzer Amulet left atrial appendage (LAA) transcatheter occlusion device. It received FDA clearance in August 2021. #LAA

The Abbott Amplatzer Amulet left atrial appendage (LAA) transcatheter occlusion device. It received FDA clearance in August 2021.

News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | August 16, 2021
August 16, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Abbott's Amplatzer Amulet Left Atrial Appendage...
BioMonitor IIIm is a miniature electrocardiogram (ECG) device which records, stores and transmits clinical data that is integral in the diagnosis and long-term monitoring of cardiac patients, with maximum precision and for an extended period of time.

BioMonitor IIIm is a miniature electrocardiogram (ECG) device which records, stores and transmits clinical data that is integral in the diagnosis and long-term monitoring of cardiac patients, with maximum precision and for an extended period of time.

News | Implantable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) | August 09, 2021
August 9, 2021 - In association with Heart Rhythm 2021, Biotronik today announced that the latest implantable cardiac...
Ventricular Tachycardia Recurrence, Hospitalization and Death Reduced With Catheter Ablation as First Line Therapy. Results from an international clinical trial show a significant reduction in risk of ventricular tachycardia (VT) recurrence, cardiovascular hospitalization, and sudden cardiac death (SCD) death when catheter ablation is used as an early first-line treatment for patients with structural heart disease. Led by study coordinating center, the University of Chicago, The PAUSE-SCD trial. #HRS21
News | EP Lab | August 09, 2021
August 9, 2021 – Results from an international clinical trial show a significant reduction in risk of ventricular...
The Adagio Medical iCLAS cryoablation system is commercial in Europe and is also part of an ongoing FDA IDE trial in the U.S. #HRS21
News | Atrial Fibrillation | August 09, 2021
August 9, 2021 — Adagio Medical Inc., a provider of catheter ablation technologies for atrial fibrillation (AF) and...
The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death
News | Pacemakers | August 09, 2021
August 9, 2021 — Boston Scientific is recalling INGENIO family of pacemakers and CRT-Ps due to the risk of incorrect...
An example from the study of the Biosense Webster NuVision 3D/4D ICE imaging capability showing the left atrial appendage (LAA) visualization on 3D ICE. The system allows the user to place a false lighting source to be placed in different positions to change the lighting and shadows to better visualize the anatomy.

An example from the study of the Biosense Webster NuVision 3D/4D ICE imaging capability showing the left atrial appendage (LAA) visualization on 3D ICE. The system allows the user to place a false lighting source to be placed in different positions to change the lighting and shadows to better visualize the anatomy. 

News | EP Lab | August 05, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
August 5, 2021 —  A prospective, non-randomized, multicenter, first-in-human clinical study found good diagnostic and...
EP lab ablation catheter. #HRS21 #HRS2021
News | EP Lab | August 03, 2021
August 3, 2021 — A subgroup analysis of the EAST – AFNET 4 study population revealed early initiation of rhythm control...
emporary Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) was effective in suppressing post-operative atrial fibrillation (AF) after coronary artery bypass (CAGB) surgery CABG without any adverse events in a randomized pilot study. The TEmporary Spinal CoRd StiMulatIon to PrevenNt Atrial FibrillaTION AFter Cardiac Surgery (TerminationAF) study was presented as a late-breaking study presented at the 2021 Heart Rhythm meeting, the annual conference of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS).  #HRS21 #HRS2021
News | EP Lab | August 03, 2021
August 4, 2021 — Temporary Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) was effective in suppressing post-operative atrial...
Oral Contraceptives Cause Increased Risk of Cardiac Events in Woman With Long QT Syndrome. #HRS21 #HRS2021 #womenshealth
News | EP Lab | August 03, 2021
August 3, 2021 – Results from a new clinical trial show an increased risk of cardiac events, like sudden cardiac death...