The Determinants of Successful RF Ablation - Is Measurement of Tissue Contact the Next Step?

Author(s): Michael A. Jones, Kelvin C.K. Wong, Yaver Bashir, Timothy R. Betts, Kim Rajappan

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Cardiovascular Drug Discovery
Continued as Recent Advances in Cardiovascular Drug Discovery

Volume 8 , Issue 2 , 2013


The assessment of tissue contact is an area undergoing much research as a means of improving the outcomes of cardiac radiofrequency ablation. This review provides an overview of RF ablation with specific reference to the relevance of good tissue contact to adequate RF lesion formation. An up-to-date review of the clinical evidence is provided, and recent patents of novel contact-sensing technologies in the field of cardiac RF ablation are presented.

Keywords: Ablation, atrial fibrillation, contact, ECI, endosense, intellisense, smart touch, verisense.

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Year: 2013
Published on: 31 July, 2013
Page: [151 - 161]
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.2174/15748901113089990019
Price: $65

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