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.

Medtronic Recalls CRT-Ds and ICDs Due to Manufacturing Error Preventing Electrical Shock Delivery
News | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | February 26, 2018

February 26, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Medtronic is recalling certain...

NIH Issues $2.2 Million Grant for Augmented Reality Cardiac Hologram Research
News | Advanced Visualization | February 15, 2018

February 15, 2018 — The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a $2.2 million research grant to healthcare...

The Boston Scientific Essentio MRI-safe pacemaker.

The Boston Scientific Essentio MRI-safe pacemaker. It is common for pacemaker patients to need magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which has not previously been possible because the magnetic fields could damage older devices. All pacemaker vendors now have FDA-cleared MRI compatible pacemakers. 

Feature | Pacemakers | February 13, 2018 | Dave Fornell

There have been several advancements in pacemaker technologies over the past few years. This is an overview of some...

Philips Azurion angiography system, image-guided therapy system.

The Philips Azurion angiography system offers several imaging and software enhancements to aid guidance during complex interventional procedures.

Feature | Angiography | February 07, 2018 | Dave Fornell

Five new angiography systems were launched in 2017 that included improvements to speed workflow and improve both...

The Boston Scientific Rhythmia Mapping System produces higher-density voltage maps without increasing overall procedure time.

The Boston Scientific Rhythmia Mapping System produces higher-density voltage maps without increasing overall procedure time. It was featured in the top article posted in January on new technologies to treat atrial fibrillation.

Feature | February 05, 2018

Here is the list of the most popular articles and videos on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)...

EHRA Highlights Occupational Risk of Radiation Exposure in Electrophysiology Procedures
News | Radiation Dose Management | February 01, 2018

February 1, 2018 –Stereotaxis, who makes innovative...

ACC 2018 highlights and trends.  #acc.18, #ACC, #ACC2018
Feature | ACC | January 31, 2018

The rapid pace of change continues to be a hallmark in cardiovascular medicine and many see that pace accelerating....

Videos | Wearable Sensors | January 29, 2018

Take a video tour of some of the medical devices designed to improve patient care, improve patient engagement and...

LivaNova Enters Binding Letter of Intent to Sell Cardiac Rhythm Management Business
News | EP Lab | January 26, 2018

January 26, 2018 — LivaNova PLC and MicroPort Scientific Corp. announced the companies have entered into a binding...

Imricor Completes Enrollment for Clinical Study on Vision-MR Ablation Catheter
News | Interventional Radiology | January 23, 2018

January 23, 2018 – Imricor Medical Systems announced the completion of enrollment for the clinical study to evaluate...

FDA Issues Safety Communication on Zoll LifeVest 4000 Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator
News | Wearable Sensors | January 22, 2018

January 22, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week it is providing information and...

Abbott Announces European Launch of Advisor HD Grid Mapping Catheter, Sensor Enabled
Technology | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | January 19, 2018

January 19, 2018 — Abbott last week announced CE Mark approval for the company's new Advisor HD Grid Mapping...

Boston Scientific's Apama multi-electrode ablation balloon to treat atrial fibrillation.

Boston Scientific's Apama multi-electrode ablation balloon to treat atrial fibrillation. The technology allows different energies to be used for each electrode to prevent damage to the esophagus or other underlying critical structures. 

Feature | Atrial Fibrillation | January 15, 2018 | Dave Fornell

The development of atrial fibrillation (AFib or AF) ablation technologies over the past 20 years has been a constant...

FDA Initiates Class I Recall of Sterilmed Reprocessed Agilis Steerable Introducer Sheath
News | Cath Lab | January 04, 2018

January 4, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a Class I recall of Sterilmed’s Agilis...

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