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.

The Abbott Advisor HD Grid Mapping Catheter, Sensor Enabled, allows high density electro mapping for transcatheter EP cardiac ablation procedures.
Technology | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | May 03, 2018

May 3, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted market clearance for the Abbott Advisor HD...

Intravascular Lithotripsy May Offer Solution for Calcified Coronary Lesions. Shockwave Medical technology uses sonic bursts to break up calcium in coronary arteries.

The article "Intravascular Lithotripsy May Offer Solution for Calcified Coronary Lesions" was the most popular article posted on the DAIC website in April. Shockwave Medical's technology uses sonic bursts to break up calcium in coronary arteries without vessel trauma associated with angioplasty or atherectomy. 

Feature | May 01, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

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

LivaNova Completes Sale of Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM - electrophysiology) Business to MicroPort Scientific
News | EP Lab | April 30, 2018

April 30, 2018 — LivaNova announced it completed the sale of its cardiac rhythm management (CRM) business to...

Online Message Board Advice on ICDs Reflects Inaccuracies
News | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | April 13, 2018

April 13, 2018 — Medical advice about implanted cardiac defibrillators obtained via an online message board appears...

Biotronik U.S. to Distribute Aziyo ECM Envelopes
News | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | April 12, 2018

April 12, 2018 — Biotronik U.S. and Aziyo announced a strategic agreement allowing Biotronik to distribute Aziyo's...

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...

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