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 28, 2006

For the first time in the electrophysiological (EP) industry, a heart arrhythmia patient in Italy was treated...

Image Acquisition System by CardioOptics

Feature | May 22, 2006 | Kim Phelan

It's almost like taking a stab in the dark, but ablating one or more arrythmias within the human heart is a moment...

St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, MO

Case Study | May 22, 2006

Although healthcare budgets are tight, needs are expanding. Clinical facilities are continuously looking for ways...

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