New energy sources for catheter ablation

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

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number102970A
Pages (from-to)83-98
Number of pages16
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Jan 24 2000
EventMatching the Energy Source to the Clinical Need: A Critical Review 1990 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Jan 15 1990Jan 16 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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