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.

GE is integrating artificial intelligence into most of its imaging and information technology software. AI can aid fast critical care decision making. Above left is the vScan Air wireless point-of-care ultrasound system. It integrates AI for immediate, automated assessment of a patient's ejection fraction, right.

GE is integrating artificial intelligence into most of its imaging and information technology software. AI can aid fast critical care decision making. Above left is the vScan Air wireless point-of-care ultrasound system. It integrates AI for immediate, automated assessment of a patient's ejection fraction, right.

Feature | Artificial Intelligence | June 10, 2021
The digital transformation of healthcare is underway, but it will advance further and faster if key stakeholders work...
Some of the top technology news from ACC 2021. Top left, the LAAOS III trial showed benefit when surgeons seal off the LAA during other open heart procedures. Bottom left, the ReCor Paradise renal denervation system helped lower blood pressure in patients who did not respond to medication. Top right, for patients with both heart failure and AFib it makes no differences is therapy is focused on controlling the heart rhythm or heart rate. Bottom right, the FLOWER-MI trial found no benefit to FFR-guided PCI.

Some of the top technology news from ACC 2021. Top left, the LAAOS III trial showed benefit when surgeons seal off the LAA during other open heart procedures. Bottom left, the ReCor Paradise renal denervation system helped lower blood pressure in patients who did not respond to medication. Top right, for patients with both heart failure and AFib it makes no difference if therapy is focused on controlling the heart rhythm or heart rate. Bottom right, the FLOWER-MI trial found no benefit to FFR-guided PCI in STEMI with multi-vessel disease.

Feature | ACC | June 08, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
Here are the top 10 takeaways from the late-breaking studies on cardiovascular technologies presented at the 2021...
Implicity provides a remote cardiac monitoring and research platform used by Independent Diagnostic Testing Facilities and medical centers to deliver high-quality care for patients with connected cardiac devices. On this platform, Implicity aggregates, normalizes and standardizes data from any implantable cardiac device across all manufacturers.

Implicity provides a remote cardiac monitoring and research platform used by Independent Diagnostic Testing Facilities and medical centers to deliver high-quality care for patients with connected cardiac devices. On this platform, Implicity aggregates, normalizes and standardizes data from any implantable cardiac device across all manufacturers.

News | EP Lab | June 02, 2021
June 2, 2021 — Implicity, a leader in remote patient monitoring software and cardiac data management solutions,...
Left, the AcQCross Transseptal Crossing Device offers versatility to be utilized with top sheaths currently used in left atrium EP and structural heart procedures. Right, the AcQMap next-generation mapping catheter integrates high-resolution ultrasound-based imaging and non-contact mapping catheter with improved torque response, handling and maneuverability.

Left, the AcQCross Transseptal Crossing Device offers versatility to be utilized with top sheaths currently used in left atrium EP and structural heart procedures. Right, the AcQMap next-generation mapping catheter integrates high-resolution ultrasound-based imaging and non-contact mapping catheter with improved torque response, handling and maneuverability.

News | EP Lab | May 25, 2021
May 25, 2021 — Acutus Medical Inc. announced European CE mark approval for a broad suite of electrophysiology (EP)...
 iRhythm Technologies Inc. announced two new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearances — one for a new and improved design of its flagship Zio wearable cardiac monitor, and a second for updated artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities. 
News | May 25, 2021
May 25, 2021 — iRhythm Technologies Inc. announced two new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearances —...
RAFT-AF study showed type of heart failure may influence treatment strategies for heart rate management vs. arrhythmia control in in patients with heart  heart and atrial fibrillation. #ACC21 #ACC2021

RAFT-AF study showed the type of heart failure may influence treatment strategies for heart rate management vs. arrhythmia control in in patients with heart heart and atrial fibrillation. Getty Images

News | Heart Failure | May 19, 2021
May 19, 2021 — Among patients with both heart failure and atrial fibrillation (AFib), treatment strategies focused on...
Etripamil nasal spray was shown in a post-hoc analysis to resolve paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia faster and more completely than placebo in most patients and reduced the number of emergency room visits for additional interventions. 

Etripamil nasal spray was shown in a post-hoc analysis to resolve paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia faster and more completely than placebo in most patients and reduced the number of emergency room visits for additional interventions. 

Feature | EP Lab | May 16, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
May 16, 2020 — New data from in the NODE-301 Trial for the patient-administered nasal spray etripamil to resolve ...
The Boston Scientific Watchman device have performed better than expected in real-world patients outside of trials since it was introduced in 2015, according to data from the NCDR LAAO Registry. #ACC21 #ACC2021 #LAA #Watchman

The Boston Scientific Watchman device have performed better than expected in real-world patients outside of trials since it was introduced in 2015, according to data from the NCDR LAAO Registry.

Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | May 16, 2021
May 15, 2021 - Transcatheter left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) with a Boston Scientific Watchman device was...
In the LAAOS III trial, surgeons could seal off the LAA during the open heart procedure using sutures, staples or approved closure devices. The image shows a SentraHeart lasso type LAA occluder about to seal off the LAA from the outside of the heart.  #ACC21 #ACC2021

In the LAAOS III trial, surgeons could seal off the LAA during the open heart procedure using sutures, staples or approved closure devices. The image shows a SentraHeart lasso type LAA occluder about to seal off the LAA from the outside of the heart. 

News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | May 15, 2021
May 15, 2021 — Patients with an elevated risk of stroke due to heart rhythm problems, or atrial fibrillation (AFib),...
A device programmer showing the suspension of ICD therapies (orange bar, red arrow) with iPhone 12 laying over patient’s chest (green arrow) and fluoroscopy of iPhone 12 showing the circular magnet array (yellow arrow). Image from a small study at Henry Ford Hospital. Read the full study

A device programmer showing the suspension of ICD therapies (orange bar, red arrow) with iPhone 12 laying over patient’s chest (green arrow) and fluoroscopy of iPhone 12 showing the circular magnet array (yellow arrow). Image from a small study at Henry Ford Hospital. Read the full study

News | EP Lab | May 14, 2021
May 14, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising patients and caregivers to keep any consumer...
Abbott Recalls Assurity and Endurity Pacemakers 
News | EP Lab | May 14, 2021
May 14, 2021 — Abbott is recalling a subset of Assurity and Endurity pacemakers built using specific manufacturing...
EP lab at the University of Colorado
News | EP Lab | May 12, 2021
May 12, 2021 — Galaxy Medical and Japan Lifeline announced an exclusive distribution agreement for the Alpha1 ablation...
An example of a patch type cardiac monitor from Vital Connect. These types of inexpensive, stick-on wearable monitors have seen a tremendous increase in use over the past few years, replacing traditional Holter monitors.

An example of a patch type cardiac monitor from Vital Connect. These types of inexpensive, stick-on wearable monitors have seen a tremendous increase in use over the past few years, replacing traditional Holter monitors.

News | Wearables | May 06, 2021
May 6, 2021 — The wearable cardiac devices market is set to grow from its current market was valued at more than $1.2...
The Bluegrass Vascular Surfacer System is designed to reliably, efficiently and repeatedly gain central venous access by inserting the Surfacer System through the right femoral vein and navigating it up through the patient’s venous system with an exit point in the right internal jugular vein, the optimal location for placing a central venous catheter. 

The Surfacer System is designed to reliably, efficiently and repeatedly gain central venous access by inserting the Surfacer System through the right femoral vein and navigating it up through the patient’s venous system with an exit point in the right internal jugular vein, the optimal location for placing a central venous catheter. 

News | EP Lab | May 06, 2021
May 6, 2021 - Bluegrass Vascular Technologies announced the publication of a report documenting the clinical utility of...
Patients receiving an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) should be regularly screened for anxiety and depression, according to research presented at European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) 2021 conference. ICD depression
News | EP Lab | April 26, 2021
April 26, 2021 — Patients receiving an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) should be regularly screened for...