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. 

Abbott, GE, CardioLab, RhythmView, atrial fibrillation, source

GE's CardioLab is one half of the integrated system with Abbott that will provide patient-specific data on the heart's electrical activity in real time.

Technology | May 13, 2015

May 13, 2015 — Abbott and GE Healthcare announced an agreement that will bring real-time, patient-specific data...

News | May 11, 2015
May 11, 2015 — The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) has released the list of its 12 late-breaking electrophysiology (EP)...
Videos | EP Lab | March 25, 2015

Learn about the trends and new technology in electrophysiology in an interview with David Wilber, M.D., editor of...

Videos | ACC | March 25, 2015

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell shares his picks of the most interesting new devices and advances in cardiovascular...

arrhythmia, heart cells, mapping, crosstalk, Johns Hopkins, Ashikaga
News | March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015 — A team of scientists led by Johns Hopkins cardiologist and biomedical engineer Hiroshi Ashikaga, M....

Topera, Abbott, FIRMap, rotors, rotor mapping

Topera's FIRMap diagnostic catheter produces dynamic electrical maps to identify rotors, the specific areas within the heart acting as a sustaining mechanism for atrial fibrillation.

Feature | October 29, 2014
Oct. 29, 2014 – Abbott has entered into an agreement to purchase Topera Inc., a private, venture-backed medical device...
Technology | May 07, 2014

May 7, 2014 — Cardiotek B.V., a subsidiary of Schwarzer, a privately held medical device company focused on...

News | May 06, 2014

May 6, 2014 — CardioInsight Technologies Inc.’s Ecvue system will be featured at the Rhythm Theatre Symposium and in...

Feature | February 06, 2014 | Dave Fornell
New electrophysiology (EP) ablation mapping/navigation systems recently entered the U.S. market, each offering...
topera 3-d 3d mapping system firmap rhythmview EP lab mapping fibrillation
Feature | January 09, 2014
January 9, 2014 — Topera Inc. received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the latest...
topera 3-d ep lab atrial fibrillation therapies mapping/imaging systems
Feature | December 02, 2013
December 2, 2013 — Topera Inc. shared the results of an independent evaluation of its diagnostic system’s ability to...
Carto 3, Biosense Webster, CartoUnivu

Figure 1. The Carto 3 System generates real-time 3-D maps and allows visualization of catheters in the cardiac anatomy during catheter ablation procedures.

Feature | September 06, 2013 | Steven L. Higgins, M.D., FHRS
Nationwide data show that although only about 12 percent of X-ray exams are for interventional cardiology or...
EP Lab, EP mapping/imaging systems, Ablation systems

Safire Duo and Cool Path Duo ablation catheters

News | September 03, 2013

September 3, 2013 – St. Jude Medical Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and first use...

Nanostim, leadless pacemaker

The Nanostim catheter delivered, leadless pacemaker.

Feature | August 06, 2013 | Dave Fornell
(Editor's note - this article had links to newer content added April 2017)   There have been several advances in...
Technology | August 01, 2013

August 1, 2013 — Boston Scientific Corp. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for...

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