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. 

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 mapping system is commercially released and in clinical use. The...
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 Grid...
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 Catheter,...
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 to...
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 technology...
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...
Acutus Medical Receives FDA Clearance for AcQMap Cardiac Mapping Technology
Technology | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | October 24, 2017
October 24, 2017 — Acutus Medical announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the AcQMap ...
Biosense webster multielectrode balloon RF ablation catheter

The Biosense Webster multi-electrode balloon RF ablation catheter. Each electrode can have varied power settings to avoid damage to underlying tissues like the esophagus. 

Feature | EP Lab | June 22, 2017 | Dave Fornell
Electrophysiology (EP) technology has been advancing rapidly the past few years with new ablation tools to improve...
Videos | EP Lab | May 26, 2017
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new electrophysiology (EP) technology at the 2017...
Videos | Atrial Fibrillation | May 17, 2017
Hugh Calkins, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FHRS, director of cardiac arrhythmia services and professor of medicine at Johns...
Guidelines updated for atrial fibrillation ablation at HRS 2017. Boston Scientific's Rhythmia mapping system
Feature | Atrial Fibrillation | May 15, 2017
May 15, 2017 – The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) in joint partnership with several other electrophysiology societies...
BioSig Pure EP Signal Recording System
News | EP Lab | May 09, 2017
May 9, 2017 — A manuscript by physicians from Mayo Clinic and Harvard Brigham & Women's Hospital entitled, “Initial...