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 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...
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 imaging...
Technology | May 18, 2009
May 18, 2009 – Boston Scientific showcased its new Blazer Dx-20, a bidirectional duodecapolar diagnostic catheter,...
News | May 07, 2009
May 7, 2009 - GE Healthcare and Hansen Medical Inc. today said they have entered into a collaboration to promote the...
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 where...
News | September 07, 2008
September 8, 2008 - A new procedure being pioneered by Dr. Nassir Marrouche, director of the atrial fibrillation (AF...
News | April 10, 2008
April 11, 2008 - St. Jude Medical will acquire EP MedSystems for approximately $92.1 million in a deal that will...

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 state-of-the...
News | January 27, 2008
January 28, 2008 - MediGuide signed an agreement with Medtronic for co-development of medical positioning system-...
News | January 21, 2008
January 22, 2008 - The FDA cleared St. Jude Medical's EnSite Fusion Registration Module, software designed to help...
News | December 17, 2007
December 18, 2007 - Biosense Webster Inc. has introduced aid in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias with...