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. 

APN Health, Navik 3D cardiac mapping system, FDA clearance
Technology | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | February 29, 2016
February 29, 2016 — APN Health LLC announced it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance to market...
Acutus Medical, AcQMap High Resolution Imaging and Mapping System, improvement over sCT

Image courtesy of Acutus Medical

News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | October 06, 2015
October 6, 2015 — Acutus Medical, a global heart rhythm technology company, presented data that show the AcQMap High...
MedLumics, OCT, real-time assessment, catheter ablation, atrial fibrillation
Feature | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | September 17, 2015
September 17, 2015 — MedLumics has announced the completion of a successful single-case pre-clinical feasibility study...
Passive Elastography, TTP, U.K., ablation, atrial fibrillation
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 10, 2015
August 10, 2015 — The Technology Partnership (TTP), a U.K.-based research and product development company, has made...
Biosense Webster, Confidense Module, Carto, multi-electrode mapping, 3-D

Carto 3 System image courtesy of Biosense Webster

Technology | July 07, 2015
July 7, 2015 - Biosense Webster Inc. announced the launch of the Confidense Module, an innovative technology that...
Medtronic, CardioInsight, acquisition, ECVUE, cardiac mapping system

Image courtesy of CardioInsight Technologies Inc.

Feature | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | July 01, 2015
July 1, 2015 - Medtronic has acquired CardioInsight Technologies Inc., a Cleveland-based medical device company that...
Blog | May 22, 2015
There were several technology takeaway messages for the future of electrophysiology (EP) at the Heart Rhythm Society (...
Acqmap, Acutus, dipole density mapping

The Acutus AcqMap mapping catheters uses 48 ultrasound elements to measure cardiac voltage. It uses an inverse dipole density (DD) algorithm to display electrical activation as DD maps on an ultrasound constructed 3-D anatomy in real time.

Feature | May 21, 2015
May 21, 2015 – A preliminary study of a new electrophysiology (EP) dipole density mapping system using a specialized...
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 about...
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 JACC'...
Videos | ACC | March 25, 2015
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell shares his picks of the most interesting new devices and advances in cardiovascular technology...
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.D...
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...