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. 

Technology | June 24, 2010

June 24, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared a new catheter and software for...

Biosense Webster's ThermoCool ablation catheter.

Feature | November 10, 2009 | By Alfred Pechisker, M.Sc, and Kamran Zamanian Ph.D., iData Research Inc.

The incidence of cardiac arrhythmia is expected to increase significantly with an aging U.S. population and...

Technology | November 03, 2009

November 3, 3009 — On Monday, Andrea Natale, M.D., FACC, FHRS, an electrophysiologist and executive medical director...

The CARTO3 EP navigation system.

Technology | October 15, 2009

October 15, 2009 – Biosense Webster Inc. said today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the...

Technology | September 16, 2009

September 16, 2009 – Hansen Medical Inc. today said it received FDA clearance for its next generation...

Technology | September 15, 2009

September 15, 2009 – St. Jude Medical Inc. said yesterday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

News | September 08, 2009

September 8, 2009 – Siemens Healthcare and SurgiVision Inc. today announced an agreement for the codevelopment and...

News | June 22, 2009

June 22, 2009 – Biosense Webster Inc. is showcasing the CARTO 3 System, an advanced three-dimensional...

Technology | May 18, 2009

May 18, 2009 – Boston Scientific showcased its new Blazer Dx-20, a bidirectional duodecapolar diagnostic...

News | May 07, 2009

May 7, 2009 - GE Healthcare and Hansen Medical Inc. today said they have entered into a collaboration to...

News | May 06, 2009

May 6, 2009 - University of Utah Health Care this week celebrated the opening of the first integrated...

News | December 22, 2008

December 23, 2008 - St. Jude Medical Inc. and MediGuide Inc. today signed a definitive merger agreement...

News | September 07, 2008

September 8, 2008 - A new procedure being pioneered by Dr. Nassir Marrouche, director of the atrial...

News | April 10, 2008

April 11, 2008 - St. Jude Medical will acquire EP MedSystems for approximately $92.1 million in a deal that...

Toshiba's Infinix DP-i (dual plane) offers both cardiac and vascular flat panel detectors in one room for improved workflow, a key concern in selecting equipment for Borgess Medical Center.

Case Study | March 11, 2008

Situation Borgess Medical Center was challenged with creating a new Heart Institute that would include a...

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