Alternate energy sources for catheter ablation

Paul J. Wang, Munther K. Homoud, Mark S. Link, N. A.Mark Estes

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Abstract

Because of the limitations of conventional radiofrequency ablation in creating large or linear lesions, alternative energy sources have been used as possible methods of catheter ablation. Modified radiofrequency energy, cryoablation, and microwave, laser, and ultrasound technologies may be able to create longer, deeper, and more controlled lesions and may be particularly suited for the treatment of ventricular tachycardias and for linear atrial ablation. Future studies will establish the efficacy of these new and promising technologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-171
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Cardiology Reports
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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