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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.

Feature | EP Lab | January 21, 2019 | Matthew S. McKillop, M.D., FACC, FHRS, and Seth J. Worley, M.D.

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FDA Approves TactiCath Contact Force Ablation Catheter, Sensor Enabled
Technology | Ablation Systems | January 21, 2019

January 21, 2019 — Abbott announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the TactiCath Contact Force...

Researchers raised the question whether an economic benefit should be assessed in FDA reviews. A large amount of the bill for atrial fibrillation catheter ablation procedures is the cost of the mapping and ablation catheters.

A large amount of the bill for atrial fibrillation catheter ablation procedures is the cost of the mapping and ablation catheters. Researchers raised the question whether an economic benefit should be assessed in FDA reviews. 

Feature | Cardiovascular Business | January 14, 2019 | Philip Jacobs, DPhil, Ilke Akpinar, M.D., Thanh Nguyen, M.D., Ph.D., Rupinder Sandhu, M.D., and Lars Thording Ph.D.

In an age when everything in medicine is now looked at though a cost vs. benefit analysis and U.S. government...

The startup company Genetesis introduced a new cardiac imaging modalityit calls magnetocardiography. The scanner creates images from the biomagnetic activity of the heart, using the polarization and depolarization of the heart during the cardiac cycle. This was at AHA.18, AHA 2018 - the American Heart Association annual meeting

The startup company Genetesis introduced a new cardiac imaging modality it calls magnetocardiography. The scanner creates images from the biomagnetic activity of the heart, using the polarization and depolarization of the heart during the cardiac cycle.

Feature | AHA | January 14, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

Here are a few of the takeaways from the clinical studies presented and new technology shown on the exhibit floor at...

An implanted ICD showing its three venous leads. These multiple CRT leads can cause issues when they need to be replaced and are abandoned with new leads put over them in the SVC, which may require lead extraction.

An implanted ICD showing its three leads in the venous system. 

Feature | EP Lab | January 13, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

To extract or abandon broken or infected implantable, venous...

The 2018 Most Popular Cardiology Topics - FDA approval of Andexxa, the first antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban (Xarelto) and apixaban (Eliquis), and new pacemaker technologies.

The top two articles on DAIC from 2018 included the FDA approval of Andexxa, the first antidote indicated for patients treated with the anticoagulants rivaroxaban (Xarelto) and apixaban (Eliquis), and an article on new pacemaker technologies. 

Feature | January 04, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

January 4, 2018 — Here is the top cardiology content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) website...

Videos | EP Lab | January 03, 2019

This is a quick video tour of one of the dedicated...

FDA Approves Vascade MVP Vascular Closure System
Technology | Vascular Closure Devices | December 20, 2018

December 20, 2018 — Cardiva Medical Inc. announced the company has received premarket approval (PMA) from the U.S....

Aurigen Medical Atrial Fibrillation Device Wins ICI Innovation Award
News | Atrial Fibrillation | December 18, 2018

December 18, 2018 — Irish medical device company AuriGen Medical won the prestigious Global Innovation Award at the...

HHS and NASA Team Up to Explore Health on Earth and in Outer Space

Image courtesy of NASA

News | EP Lab | December 14, 2018

December 14, 2018 — The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently entered into an interagency agreement...

Technology Improvements Driving Electrophysiology Market Growth

Navik 3D Cardiac Mapping System image courtesy of APN Health.

News | EP Lab | December 10, 2018

December 10, 2018 — Electrophysiology,...

Vagal Maneuvers With Supraventricular Tachycardia

Image courtesy of ACLS Certification Institute

Feature | EP Lab | December 05, 2018

December 5, 2018 — Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is a common...

First Patient Treated in STELLAR Atrial Fibrillation IDE Study
News | Ablation Systems | November 30, 2018

November 30, 2018 — Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies announced that Biosense Webster Inc. has...

Videos | AHA | November 19, 2018

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new cardiovascular technologies on display on...

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