Cardiac shear-wave elastography using a transesophageal transducer: application to the mapping of thermal lesions in ultrasound transesophageal cardiac ablation.

Abstract

Heart rhythm disorders, such as atrial fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia can be treated by catheter-based thermal ablation. However, clinically available systems based on radio-frequency or cryothermal ablation suffer from limited energy penetration and the lack of lesion's extent monitoring. An ultrasound-guided transesophageal device has recently… (More)
DOI: 10.1088/0031-9155/60/20/7829

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@article{Kwiecinski2015CardiacSE, title={Cardiac shear-wave elastography using a transesophageal transducer: application to the mapping of thermal lesions in ultrasound transesophageal cardiac ablation.}, author={Wojciech Kwiecinski and Françis Bessi{\`e}re and Elodie Constanciel Colas and William Apoutou N'djin and Micka{\"{e}l Tanter and Cyril Lafon and Mathieu Pernot}, journal={Physics in medicine and biology}, year={2015}, volume={60 20}, pages={7829-46} }