Feasibility of intravascular ultrasound ablation and imaging catheter for treatment of atrial fibrillation


Atrial fibrillation (AF) affects 1% of the population and is associated with stroke and death. AF is often triggered by foci and reentrant pathways located near the pulmonary vein. Clinical studies show that circumferential pulmonary vein ablation destroys these electrical pathways, thereby eliminating AF (Pappone, C. et al., 2003). Currently… (More)


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