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 Zoll Lifevest Wearable External Defibrillator Offers a Bridge Therapy and buys time for physicians to determine if an implantable defibrillator is needed.
News | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | July 02, 2019
For patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) who are being evaluated for a permanent implantable cardioverter...
VIVO 3-D Cardiac Mapping System Cleared by FDA
Technology | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | July 01, 2019
July 1, 2019 — Catheter Precision Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its new...
Biotronik Launches Biomonitor III Injectable Cardiac Monitor in the CE Region
News | Implantable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) | July 01, 2019
July 1, 2019 – Biotronik announced the European market release of its new injectable cardiac monitor (ICM), Biomonitor...
Videos | Atrial Fibrillation | June 21, 2019
Sanjaya Gupta, M.D., electrophysiologist, St. Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, and assistant professor, University...
Global Afib Patient Registry Shows New Tools Needed to Assess Patient Risk
News | Patient Engagement | June 17, 2019
June 17, 2019 – Initial results from the AVIATOR 2 international registry were presented as late-breaking clinical...
Bardy Diagnostics Wins MedTech Breakthrough Award for Best New Diagnostic Technology
News | Wearables | June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019 — Bardy Diagnostics Inc. announced that its Carnation Ambulatory Monitor (CAM) was recognized with the “...
Several electrophysiology advances presented as late-breaking studies at the 2019 Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) annual meeting in May made the top 25 list this month. Among these was the Parasym Salustim device ear clip that stimulates the vagus nerve, which was found to reduced AF burden compared with a sham procedure in the TREAT AF trial. Another innovation was first in human data on Medtronic's Extravascular ICD, which is its version of a subcutaneous ICD that does not require placing venous leads

Several electrophysiology advances presented as late-breaking studies at the 2019 Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) annual meeting in May made the top 25 list this month. Among these was the Parasym Salustim device ear clip that stimulates the vagus nerve, which was found to reduced AF burden compared with a sham procedure in the TREAT AF trial. Another innovation was first-in-human data presented on Medtronic's Extravascular ICD, which is its version of a subcutaneous ICD that does not require venous or intracardiac leads.

Feature | June 13, 2019
June 12, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)...
Boston Scientific Initiates OPTION Trial of Watchman FLX
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | June 12, 2019
June 12, 2019 — Boston Scientific Corp. has initiated the OPTION trial to compare safety and effectiveness of the next-...
BackBeat Cardiac Neuromodulation Therapy Shows Immediate, Substantial Blood Pressure Reduction
News | Hypertension | June 04, 2019
June 4, 2019 — Orchestra BioMed Inc. announced the presentation of two-year clinical data from the European Moderato I...
Using the terms plumber, electrician, carpenter are easy for most patients to understand when explaining the rolls of specialists in complex cardiology procedures. In this image, interventional cardiologist "plumbers" and a cardiac surgeon "carpenter" work as part of the a structural heart team at Henry Ford Hospital while guiding the device using live echo images from the "video guy."

Using the terms plumber, electrician and carpenter are easy ways for most patients to understand when explaining the roles of specialists in complex cardiology procedures. In this image, interventional cardiologist "plumbers" and a cardiac surgeon "carpenter" work as part of the a structural heart team at Henry Ford Hospital while guiding the device using live echo images from the "video guy." 

Blog | May 28, 2019
Physicians use many strategies to better interface with patients and their families to try and explain in non-physician...
Algorithm Steers Catheters to Right Spot to Treat Atrial Fibrillation

Using human AFib simulations, the researchers demonstrated that their technique can stop the catheter at the right target and identify the source type with a 95.25 percent success rate. This new algorithm also is effective in scarred tissue, which makes ablation more challenging, and has a 99 percent detection rate regardless of the scar size. Image courtesy of Florida Atlantic University.

News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | May 28, 2019
May 28, 2019 — Researchers have developed the first algorithm that can locate patient-specific ablation targets for...
A physician explaining an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) to a patient. Image courtesy of Biotronik.

A physician explaining an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) to a patient. Image courtesy of Biotronik.

Feature | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | May 24, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
This is a brief overview of updates on implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), including new technology...
Medtronic Presents Positive Renal Denervation Results at EuroPCR 2019
News | Renal Denervation | May 23, 2019
May 23, 2019 – Investigators unveiled late-breaking clinical data from a first-of-its-kind physician sponsored clinical...
Murj Launches Murj Analytics Device Management Platform
Technology | Analytics Software | May 17, 2019
May 17, 2019 — Digital healthcare company Murj announced the availability of the Murj Analytics software-as-a-service (...
Acutus Medical Announces Rhythm Xience Acquisition, New Partnerships at HRS 2019

Acutus Medical's acquisition of Rhythm Xience brings the Flextra steerable introducer sheath into Acutus Medical's product portfolio.

News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | May 17, 2019
May 17, 2019 — At the 40th annual Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions, May 8-11 in San Francisco, Acutus Medical announced...