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.

The VidaLink wireless, remote, wearable ECG patch patient monitor.  It consisting of reusable wearable electrocardiogram (ECG) sensors and associated software development kit (SDK). The sensor platform gives developers and providers direct control over data, and represents the first of its kind to receive FDA clearance.

The VidaLink wireless, remote, wearable ECG patch patient monitor.  It consisting of reusable wearable electrocardiogram (ECG) sensors and associated software development kit (SDK). The sensor platform gives developers and providers direct control over data, and represents the first of its kind to receive FDA clearance. Photo of the device on display at HIMSS 2019. Photo by Dave Fornell.

News | January 22, 2020
January 22, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared VivaLNK's Continuous ECG Platform. It consisting...
The Bittium Faros uses a 4-in-1 ECG technology. It is a lightweight, waterproof and can be configured for different patient monitoring needs. Bittium Faros Holter monitoring.

The Bittium Faros uses a 4-in-1 ECG technology. It is a lightweight, waterproof and can be configured for different patient monitoring needs. 
 

News | ECG | January 22, 2020
January 22, 2020 – Bittium is exhibiting solutions for cardiology at Arab Health 2019, Jan. 27-30 in Dubai, United Arab...
tryker is launching a voluntary field action on specific units of the LifePAK 15 defibrillator/monitors. The vendor said an issue has been identified where the devices to fail to deliver a defibrillation shock after the “Shock” button on the keypad is pressed.

tryker is launching a voluntary field action on specific units of the LifePAK 15 defibrillator/monitors. The vendor said an issue has been identified where the devices to fail to deliver a defibrillation shock after the “Shock” button on the keypad is pressed.

News | Defibrillator Monitors | January 13, 2020
January 13, 2020 — Stryker announced it is launching a voluntary field action on specific units of the LifePAK 15...
Videos | Wearables | January 09, 2020
The Consumer Electronic Show (CES) is the world's gathering place for consumer technologies, with more than 175,000...
This photo is from a MitraClip procedure during the University of Colorado visit last December.

Ten out of the top 25 videos in 2019 are from hospital site visits DAIC conducted and shot more than 10 video interviews and recorded cath lab procedures at each center.  Two of the videos here are walk throughs of cath labs, showing how Henry Ford Hospital and the University of Colorado set up their main hybrid rooms for structural heart procedures. This photo is from a MitraClip procedure during the University of Colorado visit last December.

Feature | December 30, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Here are the top performing 25 videos posted to the DAIC website in the past year, based on Google Analytics. These the...
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News | EP Lab | December 30, 2019
December 30, 2019 — Acoustoelectric cardiac imaging, a new, noninvasive cardiac imaging technology developed at the...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two applications for the first generics of the anticoagulant Eliquis (apixaban).

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two applications for the first generics of the anticoagulant Eliquis (apixaban).

Feature | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | December 27, 2019
December 27, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two applications for the first generics of...
Peter Weiss, M.D., explains a Stereotaxis robotically navigated cardiac ablation procedure at Banner University Medicine Heart Institute.

Peter Weiss, M.D., explains a Stereotaxis robotically navigated cardiac ablation procedure at Banner University Medicine Heart Institute.

Feature | EP Lab | December 23, 2019 | J. Peter Weiss, M.D., MSc
Robotic technology, which helps carry out repetitive tasks efficiently and precisely, has been gaining ground in...
The high cost of EP mapping and ablation catheters consumes about 60 percent of CMS reimbursement for atrial fibrillation catheter ablation procedures. This has led some hospitals to start reprocessing the catheters to cut costs.

The high cost of EP mapping and ablation catheters consumes about 60 percent of CMS reimbursement for atrial fibrillation catheter ablation procedures. This has led some hospitals to start reprocessing the catheters to cut costs. Photo by Dave Fornell.

Blog | Cardiovascular Business | December 23, 2019
With all eyes on rising healthcare costs, reprocessing of single-use devices has become an increasingly important...
Developed by Eko, a digital health company applying artificial intelligence (AI) in heart disease, the algorithm analyzes 15 seconds of ECG data collected from the Eko Duo digital stethoscope. The data can be collected during a physical exam and helps identify reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), a measure commonly used to diagnose patients with heart failure.
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | December 19, 2019
December 19, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted breakthrough status for a novel ECG-based...
The most popular content in the month of November on DAIC was by far the data from the late-breaking trials from the American Herart Association (AHA) 2019 meeting. The second item on this month's list is an overview of key heart failure takeaways from AHA by Nasrien Ibrahim, M.D., associate director of resynchronization and advanced cardiac therapeutics at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Photo by Scott Morgan/AHA.

The most popular content in the month of November on DAIC was by far the data from the late-breaking trials from the American Herart Association (AHA) 2019 meeting. The second item on this month's list is an overview of key heart failure takeaways from AHA by Nasrien Ibrahim, M.D., associate director of resynchronization and advanced cardiac therapeutics at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Photo by Scott Morgan/AHA. 

Feature | December 17, 2019
December 16, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC...
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News | ECG | December 12, 2019
December 12, 2019 — Cardiologs, a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) cardiology diagnostics, announced today...
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News | AHA | November 22, 2019
November 22, 2019 — Artificial intelligence can examine electrocardiogram (ECG) test results, a common medical test, to...
The percentage of women entering the cardiology workforce is low, despite the fact that half of all medical students are women. Despite the low numbers, many women have become luminaries in the field of cardiology, including Dee Dee Wang, M.D., director of advanced cardiovascular imaging at Henry Ford Hospital, pictured here.

The percentage of women entering the cardiology workforce is low, despite the fact that half of all medical students are women. Despite the low numbers, many women have become luminaries in the field of cardiology, including Dee Dee Wang, M.D., director of advanced cardiovascular imaging at Henry Ford Hospital, pictured here.

 

Blog | Cardiovascular Business | November 22, 2019
Now, more than ever, the field of cardiology needs women.  But as the national need for more cardiologists overall...
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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 stroke, and...