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Better Lesion Creation and Assessment During Catheter Ablation

Permanent destruction of abnormal cardiac tissue responsible for cardiac arrhythmogenesis whilst avoiding collateral tissue injury forms the cornerstone of catheter ablation therapy. As the acceptance and performance of catheter ablation increases worldwide, limitations in current technology are becoming increasingly apparent in the treatment of complex arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation. This review will discuss the role of new technologies aimed to improve lesion formation with the ultimate goal of improving arrhythmia-free survival of patients undergoing catheter ablation of atrial arrhythmias.

Credits: Saurabh Kumar; Chirag R. Barbhaiya; Samuel Balindger; Roy M. John; Laurence M. Epstein; Bruce A. Koplan; Usha B. Tedrow; William G. Stevenson; Gregory F. Michaud

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