The future of atrial fibrillation ablation: new technologies and indications

Ernst, Sabine
January 2009
Heart;Jan2009, Vol. 95 Issue 2, p158
Academic Journal
The article focuses on developments regarding radio frequency ablation techniques for pulmonary vein (PV) isolation. Balloon-based techniques involve delivering either circular or arc-shaped energy applications for permanent electrical disconnection of the targeted PV. Another technique is remote catheter navigation, which allow remote control of the ablation catheter to overcome the limitation in terms of the "reach" of the catheter design.


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