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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.

Philips and Medtronic Collaborate on Image-guided Atrial Fibrillation Treatment
News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | May 09, 2019

May 9, 2019 — Philips announced a collaboration with Medtronic to further advance treatment of...

Ablation Reduces Risk of Dementia in Patients With AFib and Carotid Artery Disease
News | Ablation Systems | May 08, 2019

May 8, 2019 — Even though many medical practitioners may opt not to perform procedures on higher-risk patients, new...

FDA Warns of Premature Battery Depletion in Some Medtronic Pacemakers
News | Pacemakers | May 07, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

May 7, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication to alert healthcare...

FDA Approves Attain Stability Quad MRI SureScan Lead from Medtronic
Technology | Leads Implantable Devices | May 06, 2019

May 6, 2019 — Medtronic has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Attain Stability Quad...

Abbott Launches Next-generation Confirm RX Implantable Cardiac Monitor
News | Implantable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) | May 06, 2019

May 6, 2019 — Abbott announced the launch of a new, smarter heart monitor for better arrhythmia detection — positive...

Medtronic Receives FDA Approval for CareLink SmartSync Device Manager
Technology | EP Device Monitoring Systems | May 02, 2019

May 2, 2019 — Medtronic announced the company has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the...

As interventional procedures become more complex, one of the biggest issues is the ability of operators to see the devices they are using in the soft tissue anatomy that is mostly invisible under 2-D fluoroscopy. Several companies have developed new navigation aids, including multimodality fusion imaging software from Philips, GE and Siemens. This image shows a new system being developed by Centerline Biomedical. There is a more detailed image below.

As interventional procedures become more complex, one of the biggest issues is the ability of operators to see the devices they are using in the soft tissue anatomy that is mostly invisible under 2-D fluoroscopy. Several companies have developed new navigation aids, including multimodality fusion imaging software from Philips, GE and Siemens. This image shows a new system being developed by Centerline Biomedical. There is a more detailed image below. 

Feature | Cath Lab Navigation Aids | May 02, 2019 | Vikash Goel

When Andreas Grüntzig, father of...

This is the AHA pediatric tachycardia PALS algorithm flow sheet.

This is the AHA pediatric tachycardia PALS algorithm flow sheet. Download a copy of this at www.acls.net/images/algo-pals-Tachycardia.pdf.

Feature | Cardiovascular Education | May 02, 2019 | Judy Haluka, RCIS, EMT

The treatment of all patients in distress with significant symptoms begins with the basics, and pediatric...

Murj Launches Murj 2.0 Implantable Cardiac Device Management Software
Technology | EP Device Monitoring Systems | May 01, 2019

May 1, 2019 — Digital healthcare company Murj announced the immediate availability of the Murj 2.0...

Biotronik Launches Acticor DX and CRT-DX Devices in U.S.
News | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | April 29, 2019

April 29, 2019 — Biotronik announced the full commercial launch of the Acticor device family, including Acticor DX...

Acutus Medical Receives FDA Clearance for Second-generation AcQMap Platform
Technology | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019 — Acutus Medical announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of its second-generation...

Biotronik Launches Acticor and Rivacor ICD and CRT-D Devices in Europe
News | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | April 18, 2019

April 18, 2019 – Biotronik announced the European market release of what it calls the world’s smallest...

CardioFocus Announces European CE Mark Approval Of HeartLight X3 System
News | Ablation Systems | April 16, 2019

April 16, 2019 — CardioFocus Inc. announced the European CE Mark approval of the HeartLight X3 Endoscopic...

Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Emergency X-ray Identification of Pacemakers
News | Pacemakers | March 29, 2019

March 29, 2019 — A research team from Imperial College London believes a new software could speed up the diagnosis...

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