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New energy sources for catheter ablation
Author(s): Paul J. Wang; Munther K. Homoud; Mark S. Link; N. A. Mark Estes

Paper Abstract

Catheter-based techniques have been used successfully in the treatment of many patients with various cardiac rhythm problems, including A-V nodal reentrant tachycardia, accessory pathways, and other atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. These techniques have had limited success in the treatment of disorders such as ventricular tachycardia in the setting of prior myocardial infarction. New techniques are needed to create the larger lesions required for treatment of such conditions. In addition, conditions such as atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter require new catheter-based techniques for linear ablation. As a result, a wide range of energy sources have been investigated and developed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 January 2000
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 10297, Matching the Energy Source to the Clinical Need: A Critical Review, 102970A (24 January 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.375230
Show Author Affiliations
Paul J. Wang, Tufts Univ. School of Medicine (United States)
Munther K. Homoud, Tufts Univ. School of Medicine (United States)
Mark S. Link, Tufts Univ. School of Medicine (United States)
N. A. Mark Estes, Tufts Univ. School of Medicine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10297:
Matching the Energy Source to the Clinical Need: A Critical Review
Thomas P. Ryan, Editor(s)

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