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.

Atrial fibrillation ablation using the Abbott Ensite electro mapping system. CABANA Trial Confirms Ablation Equal To or Superior to Drug Therapy. #HRS2018

Atrial fibrillation ablation using the Abbott Ensite electro mapping system.

Feature | Atrial Fibrillation | May 17, 2018

May 16, 2018 – The first results of the randomized, multicenter, long-term, international...

Novel Antibiotics Can Help Lower EP Device Infection Rates. Pictured here is an ICD. Implantation of pacemakers, ICDs and the related cardiac leads opens patients to infection risk.

Implantation of pacemakers, ICDs and the related cardiac leads opens patients to infection risk.

News | EP Lab | May 17, 2018

May 10, 2018 – A new study is the first to test the clinical effectiveness of incremental peri-operative antibiotics...

CardioFocus Announces Successful Live Case Featuring HeartLight X3 System
News | Ablation Systems | May 17, 2018

May 17, 2018 — Medical device manufacturer CardioFocus Inc. announced a successful live case featuring its...

Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Offers Recommendations to Prepare for Cybersecurity Threats to Cardiac Implantable Devices in new consensus document. #HRS2018
Feature | Cybersecurity | May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018 — The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) released...

The Apple Watch Series 2, Samsung Galaxy Gear S3 and the Fitbit Charge 2 were all able to properly diagnose the very rapid heart beats involved in  paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT). #HRS2018

The Apple Watch Series 2, Samsung Galaxy Gear S3 and the Fitbit Charge 2 were all able to properly diagnose the very rapid heart beats involved in  paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT).  

News | EP Lab | May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018 — A new study is the first to validate the accuracy of wrist-worn wearable devices in measuring induced...

Sudden cardiac arrest - Exposure to Air Pollution on Cold Days Can Trigger Sudden Cardiac Death in Women. #HRS2018
News | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018 — A new study shows that women exposed to particular matter (PM) and lower temperatures for even a...

Itamar Medical Launches SleePath for AFib Patients at Heart Rhythm 2018
Technology | Patient Monitors | May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018 — Itamar Medical Ltd. announced the launch of SleePath, the first integrated e-health sleep apnea care...

Real-World Data Demonstrates Success Of Smart Pass Filter on Boston Scientific S-ICD System
News | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018 — Boston Scientific announced results from an analysis of the LATITUDE database evaluating the...

Link Found Between Post-Traumatic Stress, Increased Risk of AFib. #HRS2018
News | Atrial Fibrillation | May 15, 2018

May 15, 2018 — A new study is the first to report a relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and...

Marijuana Use Does Not Increase Risk of Arrhythmias, Might Reduce AFib Risk. #HRS2018
News | Atrial Fibrillation | May 15, 2018

May 15, 2018 — According to new research, smoking marijuana may not be associated with an increased risk of...

First Results Reported from AVIATOR 2 Registry for AFib Patients Undergoing PCI.

Photo courtesy of the American Heart Association

News | Atrial Fibrillation | May 15, 2018

May 15, 2018 – Results of the AVIATOR 2 international registry data show a discrepancy between physician perception...

New Combined Risk Score More Effectively Predicts Stroke Risk in AFib Patients

Image courtesy of Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute

News | Atrial Fibrillation | May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018 — A new ...

Cardiva Medical Announces Completion of the AMBULATE Pivotal Trial
News | Vascular Closure Devices | May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018 — Cardiva Medical Inc. announced the completion of the AMBULATE pivotal trial, one of several...

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