EP Lab

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.

The opening late-breaking trial at ACC 2019 is the Apple Heart Study, a large-scale, app-based study to identify atrial fibrillation using a smartwatch. Earlier, smaller trials showed this approach might be used in a population health application to proactively identify AFib patients earlier.

Feature | ACC | March 19, 2019

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) released a list of the...

Apple Heart Study Demonstrates Ability of Wearable Technology to Detect Atrial Fibrillation
News | Wearables | March 18, 2019

March 18, 2019 — Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine presented preliminary results of the...

FDA Approves 3T Acticor and Rivacor Tachycardia Devices from Biotronik
Technology | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | March 15, 2019

March 15, 2019 – Biotronik announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the Acticor and Rivacor...

Augmented and virtual reality for patient and clinical education, as well as advanced imaging was a big trend at HIMSS 2019.

Augmented and virtual reality for patient and clinician education, as well as advanced imaging, was a big trend at HIMSS 2019.

Blog | HIMSS | March 04, 2019

 

Healthcare today is largely woven together with electronic medical record (EMR) systems, which has led to...

By far readers had the most interest in the recall of Stryker's LifePak15 defibrillator-monitors. The FDA said the system might lock up after after a shock is delivered, prompting the company to come up with an emergency fix on its machines.

By far readers had the most interest in the recall of Stryker's LifePak15 defibrillator-monitors. The FDA said the system might lock up after after a shock is delivered, prompting the company to come up with an emergency fix on its machines.

Feature | March 01, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor, and A.J. Connell

March 1, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)...

Videos | EP Lab | February 27, 2019

This is a virtual heart with the same electrophysiology characteristics as the real patient being developed to help...

Medtronic Recalls Dual Chamber Pacemakers
News | Pacemakers | February 20, 2019

February 20, 2019 — Medtronic is recalling its dual chamber implantable pulse generators (IPGs) due to the...

Circle Cardiovascular Imaging and Galgo Medical Enter Distribution and Joint Development Agreement
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | February 14, 2019

February 14, 2019 – Circle Cardiovascular Imaging and Galgo Medical recently announced an agreement for distribution...

First Patient Treated With QDot Micro Ablation Catheter
News | Ablation Systems | February 04, 2019

February 4, 2019 – Biosense Webster has enrolled and treated the first patient in its U.S....

Rivaroxaban is among four new oral anticoagulants (NOAC) now recommended by atrial fibrillation guidelines over the old standard of warfarin.

Rivaroxaban is among four new oral anticoagulants (NOAC) now recommended by atrial fibrillation guidelines over the old standard of warfarin.

 

Feature | Atrial Fibrillation | January 30, 2019

January 30, 2019 — Updated atrial fibrillation (AFib) treatment guidelines released this week now recommend new oral...

Acutus AcQMap Imaging System Helps Eliminate Arrhythmia With Single Ablation
News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | January 28, 2019

January 28, 2019 — Acutus Medical announced 12-month data from the UNCOVER-AF trial investigating the use of the...

An example of multimodality image fusion with live angiography to enhance soft-tissue visualization during complex procedures. This example is from Siemen's new TrueFusion software released in 2018. Advances in angiography imaging.

An example of multimodality image fusion with live angiography to enhance soft-tissue visualization during complex procedures. This example is from Siemen's new TrueFusion software released in 2018. 

Feature | Angiography | January 28, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

There are a few recent trends in X-ray...

Seth Worley, M.D., senior consultant, section of cardiac electrophysiology, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute, developed tools and techniques to optimize transvenous left ventricular (LV) lead implantation, including the I-CRT approach. Here he holds the tools that he personally developed for left ventricular lead implantation to treat heart failure. Photo courtesy of MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Seth Worley, M.D., senior consultant, section of cardiac electrophysiology, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute, developed tools and techniques to optimize transvenous left ventricular (LV) lead implantation, including the I-CRT approach. Here he holds the tools that he personally developed for left ventricular lead implantation to treat heart failure. Photo courtesy of MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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...

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