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Pulmonary vein isolation with a novel endoscopic ablation system using laser energy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23030289     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
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    
Affiliation:
Heart Center Bad Neustadt, Clinic for Interventional Electrophysiology, Salzburger Leite 1, 97616 Bad Neustadt, Germany.
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