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.

Preventice Solutions Presents Real-World Performance Data on BodyGuardian Remote Monitoring System With AI
News | ECG Monitoring Services | May 16, 2019
May 16, 2019 — Preventice Solutions presented clinical data validating its BodyGuardian Remote Monitoring System with...
Biosense Webster Launches Cartonet Analytics Software for Electrophysiology
Technology | Analytics Software | May 16, 2019
May 16, 2019 — Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies announced the launch of Biosense Webster Inc.’s Cartonet...
Medtronic's extravascular ICD EV-ICD system data was presented at HRS 2019.

Data from the first-in-human use of Medtronic's extravascular ICD (EV-ICD) system was presented at HRS 2019.

Blog | HRS | May 16, 2019
  The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2019 Annual Scientific Sessions represent an important annual event for...
Biosense Webster Announces Initial Results From First-in-Human QDOT-FAST Study
News | Ablation Systems | May 16, 2019
May 16, 2019 — Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies announced that Biosense Webster, Inc.’s QDot Micro...
CardioFocus Announces Results From HeartLight X3 Ablation System Pivotal Study
News | Ablation Systems | May 16, 2019
May 16, 2019 — CardioFocus Inc. announced the presentation of results from its pivotal confirmatory study evaluating...
Biocardia Receives FDA Clearance for Avance Steerable Introducer Family
Technology | Catheters | May 16, 2019
May 16, 2019 — BioCardia Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of the Avance...
HRS 2019 late breaking trials, late breaking presentations for the biggest news in electrophysiology (EP). #HRS #HRS2019 #HRS19
Feature | HRS | May 15, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
May 15, 2019 — The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) had 21 late-breaking study presentations at the 2019 Heart Rhythm...
Electromechanical Wave Imaging (EWI) is a new, high-frame rate 3-D rendered ultrasound technique that can noninvasively map the electromechanical activation of heart rhythm. This example shows the ECG tracings compared to the EWI image of the heart.

Electromechanical Wave Imaging (EWI) is a new, high-frame rate 3-D rendered ultrasound technique that can noninvasively map the electromechanical activation of heart rhythm. This example shows the ECG tracings compared to the EWI image of the heart.

Feature | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | May 15, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
May 15, 2019 — A new study shows electromechanical wave imaging is capable of localizing arrhythmias including atrial...
A new infection risk scoring system has been developed based on data from the large PADIT Trial.[1] The new scoring system was presented as a follow up to that study during a late-breaking session at Heart Rhythm 2019, the Heart Rhythm Society's 40th Annual Scientific Sessions.

Figure 1: The PADIT infection risk score ranging from 0 to 14 points classified patients into three risk groups, low (0-4), intermediate (5-6) and high (≥7). The risk groups had rates of hospitalization for infection of 0.51%, 1.42% and 3.41%, respectively 

News | EP Lab | May 15, 2019
May 15, 2019 — A new infection risk scoring system has been developed based on data from the large PADIT Trial.[1] The...
The ERADICATE-AF Trial combined pulmonary vein isolation with renal denervation therapy and showed imporve outcomes.
News | Atrial Fibrillation | May 15, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
May 15, 2019 — Renal artery denervation (RDN) was found to be safe when employed with pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) to...
Studies Find Race and Gender Disparities in Implantable Heart Devices
News | EP Lab | May 15, 2019
May 15, 2019 - Three new studies show that patients who are medically indicated for implantable heart devices,...
His Corrective Pacing Effective as an Initial Strategy for Heart Failure Cardiac Resynchronization CRT therapy vs. biventricular pacing (BiV) as a first-line strategy. #HRS #HRS19 #HRS2019
News | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | May 15, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
May 15, 2019 — A pilot trial has shown His pacing in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has been shown to...
An screen shot of the Abbott Focal Impulse and Rotor Modulated (FIRM)-guided ablation system used to guide AF ablation procedures.

An screen shot of the Abbott Focal Impulse and Rotor Modulated (FIRM)-guided ablation system used to guide AF ablation procedures. 

News | Atrial Fibrillation | May 14, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
May 14, 2019 – The first prospective, multicenter, randomized, controlled trial to compare conventional pulmonary vein...
New Global Consensus Statement Addresses Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Arrhythmias
News | Ablation Systems | May 14, 2019
May 14, 2019 — The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) in partnership with three other professional societies issued an...
HRS Releases New Expert Consensus Statement on Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | May 14, 2019
May 14, 2019 — The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) released a first-of-its-kind consensus statement with guidance on the...