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. 

News | May 06, 2014
May 6, 2014 — CardioInsight Technologies Inc.’s Ecvue system will be featured at the Rhythm Theatre Symposium and in 17...
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 of...
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 the...
Blog | June 06, 2013
The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2013 scientific sessions covered the latest research and technology in electrophysiology...
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 electrophysiology (EP)...
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 Implant System, a novel real-time...
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 technologies...