Impact of steerable sheaths on contact forces and reconnection sites in ablation for persistent atrial fibrillation.

Abstract

BACKGROUND In preclinical studies, catheter contact force (CF) during radiofrequency ablation correlates with the subsequent lesion size. We investigated the impact of steerable sheaths on ablation CF, its consistency, and wide area circumferential ablation (WACA) line reconnection sites. METHODS AND RESULTS Five thousand and sixty-four ablations were… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/jce.12573

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