EP Mapping and Imaging Systems

This channel page contains news on new technology innovations for electrophysiology (EP) mapping and imaging systems used to guide transcatheter cardiac ablation procedures. These systems use mapping catheters that contain electrodes that measure the electrical activity of the cardiac tissue. This is transferred into mapping system software where a 3D model is created of the heart, a color-coded overlay showing the electrical waves generated during each heart beat, the touch points where the tissue was mapped, and showing the location of the catheter inside the heart. Tissue identified as having unhealthy electrical activity that is cause an arrhythmia can then be ablated directly or isolated using an ablation catheter to cause small burns/scar tissue that block electrical signals. 

BioSig Technologies Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance for Pure EP System
Technology | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | August 14, 2018

August 14, 2018 — BioSig Technologies Inc. announced that the company received 510(k) clearance for its first...

Volta Medical Brings Artificial Intelligence to Cardiac Electrophysiology

Image courtesy of Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute

News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | June 12, 2018

June 12, 2018 — Volta Medical, out of Marseille, France, has developed the first...

A view of the EPD Solutions catheter ablation system image guidance. It displays the catheter within a pre-acquired 3D segmented CT image. The D700 system provides a real-time lesion assessment tool that predicts transmurality and permanency of lesions, pre- and immediately post-ablation.

A view of the EPD Solutions catheter ablation system image guidance. It displays the catheter within a pre-acquired 3D segmented CT image. The D700 system provides a real-time lesion assessment tool that predicts transmurality and permanency of lesions, pre- and immediately post-ablation.

News | EP Lab | June 05, 2018

June 5, 2018 — Philips Healthcare has signed an agreement to acquire EPD Solutions, a provider of image-guidance in...

The Kardium Globe combined mapping and ablation catheter. The device has a distal multi-electrode array consisting of 16 ribs with 122 gold-plated electrodes. Ablation can be done with up to 24 electrodes simultaneously.  #HRS2018

The Kardium Globe combined mapping and ablation catheter. The device has a distal multi-electrode array consisting of 16 ribs with 122 gold-plated electrodes. Ablation can be done with up to 24 electrodes simultaneously. 

News | Ablation Systems | May 21, 2018

May 21, 2018 — Complete pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) was achieved in more than 99 percent of patients in a first-...

The Abbott  Advisor HD mapping catheter and the Biosense Webster Vizigo introducer were among two of the top innovations displayed on the show floor of Heart Rhythm 2018. #HRS2018 #HRS #HRS18

The Abbott  Advisor HD mapping catheter and the Biosense Webster Vizigo introducer were among two of the top innovations displayed on the show floor of Heart Rhythm 2018.

Blog | HRS | May 21, 2018

Electrophysiology is one of the most rapidly-growing areas of healthcare. That may be why it’s the focus of so many...

Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) live electrophysiology (EP) procedure case at the 2018 annual meeting. #HRS2018

A live EP case presentation during the 2018 Heart Rhythm meeting.

Feature | HRS | May 18, 2018 | Dave Fornell

Here is an aggregation of all the news and late-breaking studies presented at the 2018...

Biosense Webster Launches Carto Vizigo Bi-Directional Guidance Sheath
Technology | Ablation Systems | May 08, 2018

May 8, 2018 — Biosense Webster Inc. announced its Carto Vizigo Bi-directional Guiding Sheath is now available in the...

Stereotaxis and Acutus Medical Announce Strategic Collaboration
News | Ablation Systems | May 04, 2018

May 4, 2018 — Stereotaxis and Acutus Medical announced a strategic collaboration to integrate the Stereotaxis Niobe...

APN Health Releases Navik 3D Cardiac Mapping System
Technology | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | May 03, 2018

May 3, 2018 — APN Health LLC announced its Navik 3D...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Videos | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | October 24, 2017

This video, provided by Acutus Medical, demonstrates a patient case showing the use of the AcQMap high-resolution...

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