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.

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News | AHA | November 20, 2019

November 20, 2019 — Frequent cannabis (marijuana) use among young people was linked to an increased risk of...

Results from the MARVEL 2 (Micra Atrial Tracking Using A Ventricular accELerometer) study shows that an investigational set of algorithms in the Medtronic Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS) significantly improves synchrony and cardiac function in patients with atrioventricular (AV) block. This is an impaired electrical conduction between the chambers of the heart.
News | Pacemakers | November 15, 2019

November 15, 2019 — Results from the MARVEL 2 (Micra Atrial Tracking Using A Ventricular accELerometer) study shows...

Co-principal investigator professor Aydin Babakhani at the UCLA Integrated Sensor Laboratory holds an earlier version of the prototype leadless, wireless amnd batteryless pacemaker. Photo Credit: Cody Duty, Texas Medical Center.

Co-principal investigator professor Aydin Babakhani at the UCLA Integrated Sensor Laboratory holds an earlier version of the prototype leadless, wireless and battery-less pacemaker. Photo Credit: Cody Duty, Texas Medical Center.

News | Pacemakers | November 13, 2019

November 13, 2019 — Texas Heart Institute (THI) was...

Earlier this year, Medtronic began a worldwide pivotal study evaluating its investigational Extravascular Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (EV ICD) system to treat dangerously fast heart rhythms. The EV ICD system is designed to deliver lifesaving defibrillation and pacing therapy via a device the same size as traditional, transvenous ICDs, but with a lead (thin wire) placed outside the heart and veins. The future of CRM device technology.

Earlier this year, Medtronic began a worldwide pivotal study evaluating its investigational Extravascular Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (EV ICD) system to treat dangerously fast heart rhythms. The EV ICD system is designed to deliver lifesaving defibrillation and pacing therapy via a device the same size as traditional, transvenous ICDs, but with a lead (thin wire) placed outside the heart and veins.

Feature | EP Lab | November 11, 2019 | Hrishikesh Kadam

Cardiac rhythm management (CRM) devices in use today are evolving to raise the bar beyond monitoring and managing...

One of the cardiology technologies in the list of top advances in 2019 is Medtronic’s Tyrx Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope using to enclose cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). It reduced the risk of major infection by 40 percent, and pocket infection by 61 percent, based on data presented at ACC 2019.

One of the cardiology technologies in the list of top advances in 2019 is Medtronic’s Tyrx Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope using to enclose cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). It reduced the risk of major infection by 40 percent, and pocket infection by 61 percent, based on data presented at ACC 2019.

News | November 06, 2019

November 6, 2019 — Cleveland Clinic announced the Top 10...

AliveCor's KardiaMobile six-lead ECG system that works on smartphone platforms. It was cleared in 2019 and includes artificial intelligence algorithms to help identify arrhythmias.

AliveCor's KardiaMobile six-lead ECG system that works on smartphone platforms. It was cleared in 2019 and includes artificial intelligence algorithms to help identify arrhythmias. 

News | Wearables | October 31, 2019

October 31, 2019 — AliveCor, a provider of smartphone based ECG technology and Huami Corp., a provider of biometric...

A comparison between the EPstar 2F and 6F catheters from Baylis. Electrophysiology catheters. EP lab

A comparison between the EPstar 2F and 6F catheters from Baylis.

News | EP Lab | October 31, 2019

October 31, 2019 — Baylis Medical announced the first North American use of its EPstar Fixed...

New Study Shows Chronic Epilepsy Associated With Marker of Cardiac Electrical Instability
News | EP Lab | October 24, 2019

October 24, 2019 — LivaNova PLC announced the publication of a new study in...

Michigan Hospital Improves Post-CABG Outcomes Using Proactive Amiodarone Protocol
News | Cardiovascular Surgery | October 23, 2019

October 23, 2019 — Proactive administration of amiodarone to patients recovering from a common heart surgery shows...

BioCardia Initiates Commercial Release of Avance Steerable Introducer
News | Catheters | October 23, 2019

October 23, 2019 — BioCardia announced the U.S. commercial availability of its Avance Bi-Directional Steerable...

Frequent Drinking Greater Risk Factor for Heart Rhythm Disorder Than Binge Drinking

Image courtesy of the American Heart Association.

News | Atrial Fibrillation | October 22, 2019

October 22, 2019 —  Drinking small amounts of alcohol frequently is linked with a higher likelihood of...

Fitbit trackers could help detect atrial fibrillation
News | Wearables | October 17, 2019

October 17, 2019 — The Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance and Fitbit announced at the TIME 100 Health Summit in...

Kardium Announces Successful Results From GLOBAL-AF Study
News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | October 15, 2019

October 15, 2019 — Kardium Inc. announced that the Globe...

Medtronic Initiates Worldwide Pivotal Study of Extravascular Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
News | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | October 11, 2019

October 11, 2019 — Medtronic plc announced the start of a worldwide pivotal study evaluating its investigational...

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