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. 

Feature | May 16, 2013

May 16, 2013 — New research presented at Heart Rhythm 2013 continues to show promising results for focal impulse and...

Technology | May 13, 2013

May 13, 2013 — GE Healthcare Innova EPVision 2.0, an application that combines information from...

News | May 13, 2013

May 13, 2013 — Boston Scientific has received CE Mark approval for the Rhythmia Mapping System, a 3-D mapping and...

Feature | April 10, 2013

April 10, 2013 — Medtronic Inc. announced market release of the CardioGuide...

RTI International Live Volumetric Imaging Intracardiac Echo
News | April 03, 2013

April 3, 2013 — An RTI International-developed prototype catheter that can generate live, streaming 3-D ultrasound...

BioSense Webster Carto 3 CartoAlara Boston AF Meeting EP Lab EP Mapping
Technology | February 19, 2013

February 19, 2013 — Biosense Webster showcased its portfolio of cutting edge innovative electrophysiology...

RealView's 3-D holographic projection of a heart

RealView's 3-D mid-air holographic projection of a heart to aid cath lab navigation.

Feature | December 21, 2012 | Dave Fornell

The annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting brings many cutting-edge technologies to the...

News | October 19, 2012

October 19, 2012 — Boston Scientific Corp. entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Rhythmia...

St. Jude Medical MediGuide Technology EP Mapping/imaging Systems
Technology | October 08, 2012

October 8, 2012 — St. Jude Medical Inc. has launched MediGuide Technology, the first 3-D navigation system intended...

Feature | August 20, 2012

August 20, 2012 — The Baylor Heart Hospital in Plano, Texas, recently became the first hospital in the world to...

Technology | August 14, 2012

August 14, 2012 — Biosense Webster Inc. launched the new Carto 3 MEM (Multi-Electrode Mapping) Version in the United...

News | July 26, 2012

July 26, 2012 — Any exposure to radiation, no matter how small, has the potential of leading to future health issues...

Blog | May 24, 2012

 

Most advances in medicine are small and incremental, but once in a while there is a rapid leap forward that...

An illustration of the FIRM mapping technique used to visualize and guide ablation of AFib rotors.

Feature | May 24, 2012 | Dave Fornell

The latest trends and newest cardiac rhythm management technology were highlighted during the biggest...

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