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. 

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...

News | January 27, 2008

January 28, 2008 - MediGuide signed an agreement with Medtronic for co-development of medical positioning...

News | January 21, 2008

January 22, 2008 - The FDA cleared St. Jude Medical's EnSite Fusion Registration Module, software designed...

News | December 17, 2007

December 18, 2007 - Biosense Webster Inc. has introduced aid in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias...

News | May 28, 2007

May 29, 2007 — Frost & Sullivan is launching a new end user study on the state of adoption for atrial...

News | May 13, 2007

May 15, 2007 — Siemens has announced the latest innovation in electrophysiology (EP) solutions with the introduction...

News | May 06, 2007

May 7, 2007 — Hansen Medical Inc. has announced it has obtained FDA clearance for commercialization of the Sensei...

News | April 30, 2007

May 1, 2007 — Hansen Medical Inc., a developer of robotic technology for accurate 3D control of catheter movement...

News | April 23, 2007

April 24, 2007 — Ascent Healthcare Solutions announced today that the FDA has increased the number of times...

Dr. Cynthia Tracy, head of Electrophysiology at GWUH, is involved in AFib research and says that better tools can be developed for safely delivering energy to the myocardium for AFib ablation

Feature | February 06, 2007 | Kim Phelan

Status quo is probably not a phrase in Dr. Cynthia Tracy’s professional vocabulary, because, in her daily combat...

Technology | February 06, 2007

The FDA has cleared St. Jude Medical’s Reflexion Spiral Variable Radius Mapping Catheter featuring a circular loop...

News | January 31, 2007

Feb. 1, 2007 — Royal Philips Electronics has announced the commercial release of its new EP Navigator, which Philips...

News | January 18, 2007

Jan. 19, 2007 — Biosense Webster made two agreements public this week with healthcare competitor modality giants...

Technology | August 29, 2006

SiteSeekir Trans-Blood Vision, a patented, forward-looking technology, is now being used by physicians at...

Technology | June 29, 2006

One of the products Siemens Medical Systems is showcasing at the Heart Rhythm Society convention, May 17 to...

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