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. 

Videos | EP Lab | May 22, 2012

Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology Editor Dave Fornell shows some of the most innovative new technology...

Videos | EP Lab | May 17, 2012

Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) President-Elect Hugh Calkins, M.D., FACC, director, cardiac arrhythmia services and EP...

An illustration of the FIRM mapping technique and how its pin-point of an AFib rotor correlates on an EP mapping system.

Feature | May 17, 2012 | Dave Fornell

The current standard-of-care for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AFib) patients includes up to six-hour...

Technology | May 14, 2012

May 14, 2012 — During the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2012 scientific sessions last week, Biosense Webster Inc....

Technology | May 14, 2012

May 14, 2012 — Biosense Webster Inc. launched the new Thermocool SF (surround flow) Nav irrigated ablation catheter...

The GE Healthcare ValveAssist software enables trans-aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedural planning and guidance with integration on live fluoro imaging.

Feature | March 29, 2012 | Dave Fornell

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2012 Scientific Session, held March 24-27 in Chicago, was the first major...

The ECVUE System provides detailed images of the heart

News | February 24, 2012

February 24, 2012 — CardioInsight Technologies Inc. announced that it has successfully completed the European...

News | February 06, 2012

February 6, 2012 — GE Healthcare recently announced a long-term agreement with Biosense Webster Inc. in which the...

Feature | July 15, 2011 | Dave Fornell

Catheter-based intra-cardiac echocardiography (ICE) is an imaging modality similar to intra-vascular ultrasound (...

News | May 06, 2011

May 6, 2011 – Rhythmia Medical Inc. and Endosense have engaged in a joint development project to integrate the...

News | May 04, 2011

May 4, 2011 – At Heart Rhythm 2011, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 32nd annual scientific sessions in San Francisco,...

News | May 04, 2011

May 4, 2011 – Endosense and Siemens Healthcare have completed a prototype software software software integrating the...

News | January 18, 2011

January 19, 2011 – Siemens Healthcare is partnering with Endosense for the integration of the contact-force...

News | January 13, 2011

January 13, 2011 – A new robotic navigation system has both received the CE mark and undergone its first successful...

Technology | August 30, 2010

August 30, 2010 - A system was released in Japan last week that helps guide treatment of cardiac...

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