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 latest cardiovascular technology, hottest cardiac technologies of 2017. These videos include the hottest cardiology technology advances of 2017.
Blog | December 29, 2017

There have been many innovative new technologies highlighted at the medical conferences I attended in 2017. Each...

Biosense Webster multi-electrode ablation balloon.

Trials about the use of multi-electrode ablation balloons to more efficiently treat atrial fibrillation were among the top stories in 2017.

Feature | December 28, 2017 | Dave Fornell

The Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) website had another record year with 1.4 million page views in...

Zoll and Myant Enter Strategic Research and Development Collaboration
News | Wearable Sensors | December 28, 2017

December 28, 2017 — Zoll Medical Corp. and Myant, Inc., a high-tech advanced manufacturing company, announced they...

Catheter reprocessing can reduce costs in the cath and EP lab.
Feature | Cardiovascular Business | December 19, 2017 | Lars Thording

As payers and other healthcare entities look to better manage costs, especially in the acute care setting, it is...

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 the first of a new generation of high-density mapping systems to be introduced.

Feature | Atrial Fibrillation | December 18, 2017 | Kenneth Stein, M.D. FACC FHRS

When I began practicing as an electrophysiologist in 1994, the dream of successfully using cardiac catheter ablation...

Videos | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | December 13, 2017

Emanuel Kanal, M.D., director of MRI services and professor of radiology and neuroradiology at the University of...

New Oral Anticoagulant Drugs Associated with Lower Kidney Risks
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | December 12, 2017

December 12, 2017 — Mayo Clinic researchers have shown a link between which type of...

Stereotaxis Receives Regulatory Approval of e-Contact Module in Canada
Technology | Ablation Systems | December 08, 2017

December 7, 2017 — Stereotaxis Inc. announced it has received regulatory clearance from Health Canada for its e-...

New data on the Corvia intra-atrial shunt to treat diastolic heart failure were presented at the recent 2017 American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions. It was the most popular story in November.

New data on the Corvia intra-atrial shunt to treat diastolic heart failure were presented at the recent 2017 American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions. It was the most popular story in November.

Feature | December 06, 2017 | Dave Fornell

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

Research team (left to right) Abdul Wase M.D. (principal ivestigator), Marina Brown R.N., Ken Shneider, Thein Aung M.D., Matt Clark, Dawn Hunt and Kimberle Evans R.N., with a Tesla car at Good Samaritan Hospital Dayton, Ohio.  Image courtesy of Joe Carfora.

Research team (left to right) Abdul Wase M.D. (principal ivestigator), Marina Brown R.N., Ken Shneider, Thein Aung M.D., Matt Clark, Dawn Hunt and Kimberle Evans R.N., with a Tesla car at Good Samaritan Hospital Dayton, Ohio. 
Image courtesy of Joe Carfora.

News | November 25, 2017

November 25, 2017 — Sitting in, or standing close to the charging port of a Tesla electric vehicle did not trigger a...

News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | November 16, 2017

November 16, 2017 — Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Pfizer Inc. released real-world data (RWD) of outcomes...

Videos | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | November 14, 2017

Vivek Reddy, M.D., director of cardiac arrhythmia services and professor of medicine, cardiology, Mount Sinai...

Mexican Doctors Safely Reuse Donated Pacemakers After Sterilization

Mexican government reports conclude more than half of the population does not have access to social security or private insurance that covers a pacemaker implant, and 44 percent live in poverty. Recycling donated, explanted pacemakers offers a new option for these patients.

News | Pacemakers | November 10, 2017

November 10, 2017 — Mexican doctors have safely reused donated...

Acutus dipole density EP mapping for ablation procedures.

The FDA recently cleared high-speed Acutus Medical's AcQMap High Resolution image and mapping system and the AcQMap 3-D Imaging and Mapping Catheter.  detects and displays both standard voltage-based and higher resolution dipole density (charge-source) maps. The system combines ultrasound anatomy construction with an ability to map the electrical-conduction of each heartbeat to identify complex arrhythmias across the entire atrial chamber. Following each ablation treatment, the heart can be re-mapped in seconds to continually visualize any changes from the prior mapping.

 

 

Feature | Atrial Fibrillation | November 07, 2017

November 7, 2017 — Here is an aggregated list of articles detailing the latest clinical data and new device...

The Abbott/St. Jude Confirm RX implantable cardiac monitor (ICM) is the first ICM that is compatible with patients' smartphones to eliminate the need for a bedside base unit monitor to transfer data to physicians. Its FDA clearance was in October 2017.

The Abbott/St. Jude Confirm RX implantable cardiac monitor (ICM) is the first ICM that is compatible with patients' smartphones to eliminate the need for a bedside base unit monitor to transfer data to physicians. Its FDA clearance was the No. 1 most popular article on DAIC in October.

Feature | November 03, 2017 | Dave Fornell

November 3, 2017 — Here is the list of the most popular articles and videos on the Diagnostic and Interventional...

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