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. 

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...
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...
Philips and Medtronic Collaborate on Image-guided Atrial Fibrillation Treatment
News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | May 09, 2019
May 9, 2019 — Philips announced a collaboration with Medtronic to further advance treatment of paroxysmal atrial...
As interventional procedures become more complex, one of the biggest issues is the ability of operators to see the devices they are using in the soft tissue anatomy that is mostly invisible under 2-D fluoroscopy. Several companies have developed new navigation aids, including multimodality fusion imaging software from Philips, GE and Siemens. This image shows a new system being developed by Centerline Biomedical. There is a more detailed image below.

As interventional procedures become more complex, one of the biggest issues is the ability of operators to see the devices they are using in the soft tissue anatomy that is mostly invisible under 2-D fluoroscopy. Several companies have developed new navigation aids, including multimodality fusion imaging software from Philips, GE and Siemens. This image shows a new system being developed by Centerline Biomedical. There is a more detailed image below. 

Feature | Cath Lab Navigation Aids | May 02, 2019 | Vikash Goel
When Andreas Grüntzig, father of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, approached his cardiac surgeon...
Acutus Medical Receives FDA Clearance for Second-generation AcQMap Platform
Technology | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | April 26, 2019
April 26, 2019 — Acutus Medical announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of its second-generation...
Videos | EP Lab | February 27, 2019
This is a virtual heart with the same electrophysiology characteristics as the real patient being developed to help...
Acutus AcQMap Imaging System Helps Eliminate Arrhythmia With Single Ablation
News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | January 28, 2019
January 28, 2019 — Acutus Medical announced 12-month data from the UNCOVER-AF trial investigating the use of the AcQMap...
Technology Improvements Driving Electrophysiology Market Growth

Navik 3D Cardiac Mapping System image courtesy of APN Health.

News | EP Lab | December 10, 2018
December 10, 2018 — Electrophysiology, while currently a relatively small market at $4.6 billion in 2018, has recently...
First Carto Vizigo Bi-Directional Guiding Sheath Employed on West Coast
News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | October 29, 2018
October 29, 2018 — Good Samaritan Hospital recently became the first hospital on the West Coast to utilize the Carto...
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 product,...
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 artificial intelligence (AI) software...
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-in-...
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 Heart Rhythm Society (HRS)...