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The Past, the Present, and the Future of Cardiac Arrhythmia Ablation.
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PMID:  25432138     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The development and evolution of percutaneous catheter ablation for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias has advanced significantly since the early days of direct current shock ablation, and in parallel with an increasing understanding about arrhythmia mechanisms. Because of the ever-changing landscape that is cardiac electrophysiology, the purpose of this review is to discuss the future of invasive arrhythmia management within the context of the history and contemporary practice of this cardiac subspecialty. Topics of discussion include: (1) the evolution of ablation technologies from direct current shock and radiofrequency to alternative energy sources such as cryothermal ablation; (2) the use and development of nonfluoroscopic navigation systems; (3) the progression of ablation toolsets and modalities; and (4) the advancement of ablation strategies and techniques, including ablation of complex atrial and ventricular dysrhythmias tailored to the individual patient.
Authors:
Jason G Andrade; Léna Rivard; Laurent Macle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  REVIEW     Date:  2014-7-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of cardiology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1916-7075     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Cardiol     Publication Date:  2014 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-11-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510280     Medline TA:  Can J Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  S431-S441     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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