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Pulmonary vein isolation with a novel endoscopic ablation system using laser energy.
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PMID:  23030289     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is the basis of all ablation techniques for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Performing conventional radiofrequency ablation for PVI is time consuming and sometimes challenging when using point-by-point applications to create continuous lesions. Small electrically conducting gaps evolving in the ablation lines may cause recurrences of atrial fibrillation or regular atrial re-entry tachycardias. Development of novel anatomically designed ablation catheters for PVI aim to facilitate the ablation procedure, to produce continuous and durable lesions with a limited number of ablation impulses and to reduce the complication rate. The endoscopic laser balloon ablation system (HeartLight(®) EAS, Cardiofocus Inc.) is the first system that allows direct visual guidance of energy delivery at the antral level of each pulmonary vein and uses a completely new energy source for ablation.
Anja Schade; Joachim Krug; Attila-Geza Szöllösi; Mohammed El Tarahony; Thomas Deneke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of cardiovascular therapy     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1744-8344     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101182328     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  995-1000     Citation Subset:  IM    
Heart Center Bad Neustadt, Clinic for Interventional Electrophysiology, Salzburger Leite 1, 97616 Bad Neustadt, Germany.
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