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New AF and Congenital Heart Disease Data on vMap Presented at APHRS

New AF and Congenital Heart Disease Data on vMap Presented at APHRS

New data was presented that demonstrated vMap's potential utility in patients with adult congenital heart disease and refractory atrial fibrillation at the recent Annual Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS) Scientific Sessio

“These initial clinical results that show successful mapping with vMap in complex cases are promising," said Sutton Fox M.D., UC San Diego Health. "Although additional studies are needed, we are optimistic that future clinical results may reinforce vMap’s usability for a broader range of patients, which ultimately has the potential to improve patient outcomes for millions of people with adult congenital heart disease and refractory atrial fibrillation.”

November 21, 2022
New Data Demonstrates vMap Reduces Procedural Duration, Fluoroscopy Use, and Cost 

New Data Demonstrates vMap Reduces Procedural Duration, Fluoroscopy Use, and Cost 

In the presentation titled Forward-Solution Computational Arrhythmia Mapping is Associated with Decreased Procedural Time, Fluoroscopy Use, and Cost, Toomu presented findings from a retrospective, case-control study evaluating the hypothesis that non-invasive computational ECG mapping reduces overall procedure time, fluoroscopy use, and cost in the EP lab setting. The poster presentation won first place in the research category.

vMap exhibited a reduction in total procedure duration of 68 minutes (227±54 vs. 295±77 minutes, p<0.001), reduction in fluoroscopy time of 16.3 minutes (18.4±13.9 vs. 34.7±16.6 minutes, p<0.001), and EP lab costs ($2,267). Use of vMap was also associated with a reduced use of 64-electrode basket catheters in atrial fibrillation ablation cases (p=0.025)

October 10, 2022
Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Publishes vMap Clinical Data

Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Publishes vMap Clinical Data

Circulation has published a peer-reviewed manuscript of the clinical data from a study evaluating the accuracy vMap®. The study shows 97.3% accuracy in identifying arrhythmia source locations in nine atrial and ventricular arrhythmias and pacing types across all four heart chambers. 

The article titled, “Forward-Solution Noninvasive Computational Arrhythmia Mapping: The VMAP Study” was authored by researchers and cardiologists at the Department of Medicine at the University of California San Diego, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, Mills Peninsula Medical Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Katherine Kacena Consulting, Technomics Research, the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California San Diego, and Vektor Medical, Inc.

September 7, 2022
Vektor Draws Two Seasoned MedTech Experts

Vektor Draws Two Seasoned MedTech Experts

Vektor today announced the appointment of two seasoned medtech professionals – Tim Laird as Vice President of Sales and Kathryn Wilamowski as Senior Manager, Quality Systems.

Tim has 20 years of experience launching and driving sales for innovative medical device and biotechnology products. In his role at Vektor, he leads the commercial sales strategy and execution for vMap while overseeing the field team. Kathryn is an industrial engineer with over 12 years of medical device quality engineering and assurance experience including FDA, ISO and EU MDR regulations compliance.

August 23, 2022
Vektor Bolsters Team to Accelerate Roll-Out of Computationally-Intelligent Technology

Vektor Bolsters Team to Accelerate Roll-Out of Computationally-Intelligent Technology

Vektor today announced the appointment of three key executives. The appointments, which come as Vektor prepares to expand the commercial availability of its vMap technology in the U.S., are Joe Braidwood as Chief Strategy Officer, Christian David Márton, Ph.D., as Vice President of Technology and Averee Chang as Vice President of Product.

“Through its early commercial success, we've seen that vMap has the potential to transform arrhythmia care," said Rob Krummen, CEO. "Joe, Averee and Christian are leaders in their respective fields, with distinct perspectives that will help drive our vision forward. I’m thrilled to welcome them to the team and look forward to working closely together through this exciting phase of our journey."

August 2, 2022
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vMap™’s Role in Optimizing Non-Invasive Radio-Ablation Therapy presented at ACC.21 and THRS 2021.

A dual-center study reported that vMap™, as part of a new, non-invasive workflow - with Varian’s CRA system - improved efficiency and precision for radio-ablation therapy in these study subjects.  The study showed that the radio-ablation administered as a part of the enhanced workflow also significantly reduced ICD shocks for patients receiving the therapy.  Presented by its lead author Dr. Gordon Ho, at American College of Cardiology 2021 and the Taiwan Heart Rhythm Society 2021 (THRS), the research won first prize in the “Clinical - Ventricular Arrhythmias/Cardiac Implanted Electronic Device” category at THRS. As stated at the ACC and THRS conferences, the study concluded that the simplified, non-invasive workflow, involving vMap™, was “Feasible, Efficient, Precise, Effective, [and] Safe”.  

May 2021
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The feasibility of using vMap™ in patients after COVID-19 Infection presented at THRS 2021.

COVID-19 is associated with myocardial inflammation which may cause or exacerbate arrhythmias. A study led by Dr. David Krummen was presented at the Taiwan Heart Rhythm Society - Cutting-Edge Care for Heart Rhythm on April 17-18, 2021. The study reports that use of vMap™ computational 12-lead ECG analysis was able to provide arrhythmia insights beyond those available from a standard 12-lead ECG in patients following COVID-19 infection.  

April 2021
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Vektor Medical Initiates Clinical Study of vMap™

Vektor Medical, Inc. announced the start of its clinical study to evaluate vMap™. Using patients who have previously undergone a clinically-indicated electrophysiology study and successful ablation, the purpose of this study is to clinically validate the use of vMap™ in providing arrhythmia/pacing hotspots for analysis by a physician. vMap™ has been designed as the next generation in arrhythmia mapping. This non-invasive, rapid technology helps unlock the patient’s ECG, providing information on arrhythmias in all four heart chambers. Vektor’s study will evaluate vMap™ across a variety of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, including atrial and ventricular fibrillation.

December 2020
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Benefits of Vektor Medical’s vMap™ presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2020

vMap™ was presented as an innovative technology that may improve “efficiency and precision” in the treatment of complex arrhythmias. All five patients treated with vMap™ and radio-ablation experienced successful outcomes with a significant reduction in ICD shocks (29±16 to 0.6±0.9) and no adverse events reported.

November 13, 2020
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Vektor’s vMap™ Technology Used Alongside SAbR Planning Software (Varian, Palo Alto, CA) for Non-Invasive Mapping and Radio-ablation of Refractory Ventricular Tachycardia

Life-threatening heart rhythm disorders such as ventricular tachycardia may be eliminated using cutting-edge, non-invasive technology as an alternative to standard invasive catheter ablation procedures, in some cases. In an abstract and associated poster published at the American College of Physicians’ Southern Regional Conference, researchers report successful use of vMap™ technology to guide stereotactic radiotherapy to destroy diseased heart tissue. Researchers report that this non-invasive mapping and ablation has “shown tremendous promise in recent years.” Importantly, for this patient, his “shock burden decreased from 34 ICD shocks in the 6 months preceding … therapy to 0 ICD shocks in the 11 months after treatment. His quality of life improved significantly, and he has resumed an active lifestyle”.

October 2020
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Computer-Based 12-Lead ECG Analysis Accurately Maps Ventricular Locations

Researchers, in an abstract and associated poster published in the Heart Rhythm Society’s journal Heart Rhythm, find that computer-based analysis of 12-lead ECG accurately mapped 93% of known ventricular locations to the exact ventricular segment.  The computer-based analysis required only 3 minutes, plus or minus 2 minutes, per ECG.

May 2020
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Vektor Medical, Inc. Chosen as a San Diego Venture Group 2020 Cool Company

Vektor has been selected as one of San Diego Venture Group’s ‘Cool Companies’ for 2020.  Connect w/ San Diego Venture Group (SDVG) promotes the formation, funding, and development of innovative new ventures in the San Diego community.  "We help innovative companies thrive so they can make a meaningful impact on the economic development of the region, and together create a world-class tech ecosystem," Mike Krenn, CEO of Connect. SDVG’s Cool Companies list highlights the fastest-growing, most exciting startups in Southern California.

May 28, 2020

Vektor Medical, Inc. Announces the Closing of Its Series Seed Funding Round to Support the Development and U.S. FDA Clearance of vMap™

Vektor Medical, Inc. is pleased to announce its Series Seed financing round is fully subscribed, and the round is officially closed. The investment round will enable Vektor to further invest in investigative research, efforts toward U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(K) clearance, and development of a commercial product. “With the support of our investors, we are delighted to have successfully closed this funding round in less than two months and with more investor interest than we had room for in the round.”  Rob Krummen, COO and General Counsel

December 2, 2019

12-Lead ECG-Based Mapping Guides Non-Invasive Radiation Therapy

In an abstract published in the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation, researchers conclude that a case of stereotactic radioablation of ventricular tachycardia illustrates efficacy of non-invasive 12-lead ECG mapping and radioablation in a patient who failed prior invasive VT therapies.

November 11, 2019

Computerized Mapping Enables New Procedure for Ventricular Fibrillation

A new procedure developed at UC San Diego Health uses targeted ablation to enable treatment for ventricular fibrillation. The procedure is enabled by the use of electrocardiograms to make a computerized map of the heart’s own voltage.

April 4, 2019

Vektor Medical, Inc. Successfully Closes Its Convertible Note Funding Round

Today, Vektor Medical, Inc. announces the closing of its Convertible Note funding round. The funds will be used to support research relating to and development of a non-invasive computational arrhythmia mapping device. “We’re excited to welcome our investors on board and join Vektor’s journey in creating the next generation of arrhythmia mapping technology. This funding round enables us to build out our team and further research and develop the technology created by our UCSD founders”. Mike Monko, CEO & Co-Founder of Vektor Medical, Inc.

December 4, 2018