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 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...
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
(February 2020 update — the results of this trial led to the FDA clearnace of the Micra AV device in January 2020 - FDA...
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 awarded a prestigious four-year, $2.39 million grant from the...
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 Medical Innovations for 2020 at a multimedia presentation last...
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 Electrophysiology...
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 Neurology, which suggests that chronic...
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...