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. 

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 (IVUS...
News | May 06, 2011
May 6, 2011 – Rhythmia Medical Inc. and Endosense have engaged in a joint development project to integrate the contact-...
News | May 04, 2011
May 4, 2011 – At Heart Rhythm 2011, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 32nd annual scientific sessions in San Francisco, Royal...
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 data...
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 arrhythmias by...
Technology | June 24, 2010
June 24, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared a new catheter and software for treating...

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 rising...
Technology | November 03, 2009
November 3, 3009 — On Monday, Andrea Natale, M.D., FACC, FHRS, an electrophysiologist and executive medical director of...

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 CARTO 3 System...
Technology | September 16, 2009
September 16, 2009 – Hansen Medical Inc. today said it received FDA clearance for its next generation Sensei X...
Technology | September 15, 2009
September 15, 2009 – St. Jude Medical Inc. said yesterday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared and U.S...