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. 

A conformal array of flexible electrodes affixed to an inflated balloon catheter. The sensors have the ability to make measurements of temperature, force of contact and electrophysiological parameters, ability to customize diagnostic and therapeutic functions and offer real-time feedback. Photo by John Rogers, Northwestern University.

A conformal array of flexible electrodes affixed to an inflated balloon catheter. The sensors have the ability to make measurements of temperature, force of contact and electrophysiological parameters, ability to customize diagnostic and therapeutic functions and offer real-time feedback. Photo by John Rogers, Northwestern University.

News | EP Lab | September 08, 2020
September 8, 2020 — Researchers developed a new class of medical instruments equipped with an advanced soft electronics...
Biosense Webster's Carto Prime Mapping Module offers new tools to help shorten ablation time. Left is an example of Coherent imaging showing conduction identification, conduction velocity vectors and conduction barrier zones. Top right, Carto Finder Module automatic visualization of region of interest. Below right, LAT Hybrid imaging, showing correct identification of PVC location based on catheter location in sinus rhythm, and automated visualization of PVC points.

Biosense Webster's Carto Prime Mapping Module offers new tools to help shorten ablation time. Left is an example of Coherent imaging showing conduction identification, conduction velocity vectors and conduction barrier zones. Top right, Carto Finder Module automatic visualization of region of interest. Below right, LAT Hybrid imaging, showing correct identification of PVC location based on catheter location in sinus rhythm, and automated visualization of PVC points.

News | EP Lab | September 03, 2020
September 3, 2020 – Biosense Webster launched its Carto 3 System Version 7 and the Carto Prime Mapping Module to...
News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | August 17, 2020
August 17, 2020 — A Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute physician was the first electrophyiologist in...
HRS 2020 Late-Breaking Clinical Trials in Electrophyiology
Feature | HRS | May 20, 2020
May 20, 2020 — Here is the complete list of late-breaking clinical trials (LBCT)  and links to articles on all of them...
he Actus AcQMap EP 3-D mapping catheter used  to speed  electromapping and procedure times.

he Actus AcQMap EP 3-D mapping catheter used  to speed  electromapping and procedure times.

News | EP Lab | May 20, 2020
May 20, 2020 — Acutus Medical and Biotronik announced a new alliance to provide a comprehensive portfolio of...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the Acutus Medical SuperMap, an addition to its AcQMap 3-D imaging and mapping system used to guide electrophysiology (EP) catheter ablation procedures. Adding the SuperMap mode to the AcQMap system enables users to visualize any atrial rhythm in less than three minutes. Rapidly mapping and re-mapping the whole heart chamber facilitates a new procedural workflow in EP ablation, making it practical to execute an iterative "map, ablate, re-map" approach.
News | EP Lab | March 05, 2020
March 5, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the Acutus Medical SuperMap, an addition to its...
 ElectroSonix
News | EP Lab | December 30, 2019
December 30, 2019 — Acoustoelectric cardiac imaging, a new, noninvasive cardiac imaging technology developed at the...
A comparison between the EPstar 2F and 6F catheters from Baylis. Electrophysiology catheters. EP lab

A comparison between the EPstar 2F and 6F catheters from Baylis.

News | EP Lab | October 31, 2019
October 31, 2019 — Baylis Medical announced the first North American use of its EPstar Fixed Electrophysiology...
Kardium Announces Successful Results From GLOBAL-AF Study
News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | October 15, 2019
October 15, 2019 — Kardium Inc. announced that the Globe mapping and ablation system has successfully demonstrated...
Acutus Medical and Innovative Health Collaborate to Increase Patient Access to Electrophysiology Care
News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | October 09, 2019
October 9, 2019 — Acutus Medical and Innovative Health announced a partnership that will offer advanced...
Computer Simulations May Treat Most Common Heart Rhythm Disorder

The OPTIMA (Optimal Target Identification via Modelling of Arrhythmogenesis) simulator uses contrast-enhanced MRI scans to create personalized digital replicas of a patient's heart to guide catheter abation for atrial fibrillation. Image courtesy of Patrick M. Boyle and Natalia A. Trayanova.

News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | August 19, 2019
August 19, 2019 — Scientists at Johns Hopkins have successfully created personalized digital replicas of the upper...
Videos | EP Lab | July 26, 2019
Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac...
Videos | EP Lab | July 25, 2019
Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women's Hospital, explains how his facility is...
Charge Density Mapping Eliminates Repeat Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation at One Year
News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | July 15, 2019
July 15, 2019 — Acutus Medical announced the publication of the UNCOVER AF study in Circulation: Arrhythmia and...
Innovative Health Receives FDA Clearance to Reprocess Pentaray Nav Eco High-density Mapping Catheter
News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | July 05, 2019
July 5, 2019 — Single-use cardiology medical device reprocessing company Innovative Health, received U.S. Food and Drug...