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 Cryoballoon Shows Positive Results for Patients With Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
News | Ablation Systems | April 12, 2018

April 12, 2018 — Medtronic plc announced one-year results from the CRYO4PERSISTENT AF study of...

Radiation exposure in the cath lab is a major concern for interventional cardiologists, cath lab techs and nurses. Jeff Zagoudis
Blog | Cath Lab | April 12, 2018

 

The biggest workplace concern for interventional cardiologists and cath lab staff is their daily exposure...

Nation's First Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Center Opening in Ohio

Image courtesy of The Ohio State University

News | Heart Failure | April 04, 2018

April 4, 2018 — The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center will establish the nation’s first center dedicated...

Boston Scientific Acquires Securus Medical Group Inc.
News | Ablation Systems | April 04, 2018

April 4, 2018 — Boston Scientific Corp. announced the acquisition of Securus Medical Group Inc., a privately-held...

An example of the new generation of inexpensive, wearable cardiac monitors. This is the Cardiac Insight Cardea Solo device. #ACC18

An example of the new generation of inexpensive, wearable cardiac monitors that are seeing increased usage. This is the Cardiac Insight Cardea Solo device. After the monitoring period is over, the wearable patch is torn open to retrieve a data pod that is inserted into a reader to download the data. The software automatically creates reports based on the data, complete with waveforms for various cardiac measures.

Blog | Cardiac Diagnostics | May 10, 2018

 

The show floors at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2018 meeting in March and at the Heart Rhythm...

Depression Linked to Increased Atrial Fibrillation Risk
News | Atrial Fibrillation | March 27, 2018

March 27, 2018 — Depression may increase the risk for...

Edwards Lifesciences received European CE mark clearance for its self-expanding Centera transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) device for severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis patients at high risk of open-heart surgery.

Edwards Lifesciences received European CE mark clearance for its self-expanding Centera transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) device for severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis patients at high risk of open-heart surgery. This was the top structural heart story of the month of February 2018.

Feature | March 20, 2018 | Dave Fornell

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

Self-Applied Chest Patch Catches Atrial Fibrillation More Quickly Than Usual Care
News | Wearable Sensors | March 19, 2018

March 19, 2018 — For people at heightened risk for...

Patient Enrollment Completed in U.S. IDE Study of THERMOCOOL SMARTTOUCH SF Catheter
News | Cardiovascular Clinical Studies | March 15, 2018

March 15, 2018 –  Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies announced today that Biosense Webster, Inc., who...

ECG on Smartwatch Accurately Detects AFib
News | ACC | March 15, 2018

March 15, 2018 – A newly-designed wristband and corresponding app that works with a smartwatch can accurately...

Videos | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | March 14, 2018

The Zoll LifeVest is a temporary, wearable defibrillator designed as a safety net for patients, especially those...

Wearable Defibrillator Cuts Overall Mortality, But Not Sudden Deaths After Heart Attack

Jeffrey Olgin, M.D., F.A.C.C., Division of Cardiology, UCSF

On behalf of VEST investigators 

News | ACC | March 13, 2018

March 13, 2018 –  Wearing a lightweight vest equipped with a cardioverter...

Nihon Kohden Launches Augmented Reality Electrophysiology Training App at HIMSS18
Technology | Advanced Visualization | March 06, 2018

March 6, 2018 – Nihon Kohden announced the launch of the Nihon Kohden Dimensions...

Can Your Cardiac Device Be Hacked?
News | Cybersecurity | February 27, 2018

February 27, 2018 — Medical devices, including cardiovascular implantable electronic devices, could be at risk for...

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...

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