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. 

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 that...

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 at...
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 the...
Technology | June 29, 2006
One of the products Siemens Medical Systems is showcasing at the Heart Rhythm Society convention, May 17 to 20 in...
Technology | June 28, 2006
With improved clinical capabilities for cardiac mapping and navigation during EP procedures, EnSite System Version 6...
Technology | June 28, 2006
For the first time in the electrophysiological (EP) industry, a heart arrhythmia patient in Italy was treated remotely...

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 when...

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 to...