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 technologoes, left atrial appendage occlusion (LAA), atrial fibrilation (AF) and Holter monitors.

Imricor Completes Enrollment for Clinical Study on Vision-MR Ablation Catheter
News | Interventional Radiology | January 23, 2018

January 23, 2018 – Imricor Medical Systems announced the completion of enrollment for the clinical study to evaluate...

FDA Issues Safety Communication on Zoll LifeVest 4000 Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator
News | Wearable Sensors | January 22, 2018

January 22, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week it is providing information and...

Abbott Announces European Launch of Advisor HD Grid Mapping Catheter, Sensor Enabled
Technology | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | January 19, 2018

January 19, 2018 — Abbott last week announced CE Mark approval for the company's new Advisor HD Grid Mapping...

Boston Scientific's Apama multi-electrode ablation balloon to treat atrial fibrillation.

Boston Scientific's Apama multi-electrode ablation balloon to treat atrial fibrillation. The technology allows different energies to be used for each electrode to prevent damage to the esophagus or other underlying critical structures. 

Feature | Atrial Fibrillation | January 15, 2018 | Dave Fornell

The development of atrial fibrillation (AFib or AF) ablation technologies over the past 20 years has been a constant...

FDA Initiates Class I Recall of Sterilmed Reprocessed Agilis Steerable Introducer Sheath
News | Cath Lab | January 04, 2018

January 4, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a Class I recall of Sterilmed’s Agilis...

Abbott Announces MR-Conditional Labeling for Quadra Assura CRT-D and Fortify Assura ICD
Technology | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | January 03, 2018

January 3, 2018 — Abbott announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for magnetic resonance (MR)-...

Heart Rhythm Society Partners With WebMD Education to Increase Atrial Fibrillation Awareness
News | Atrial Fibrillation | January 02, 2018

January 2, 2018 — The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), in partnership with WebMD Education, announced in December the...

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 | 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-...

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