Microembolism and catheter ablation I: a comparison of irrigated radiofrequency and multielectrode-phased radiofrequency catheter ablation of pulmonary vein ostia.

@article{Haines2013MicroembolismAC,
  title={Microembolism and catheter ablation I: a comparison of irrigated radiofrequency and multielectrode-phased radiofrequency catheter ablation of pulmonary vein ostia.},
  author={David E. Haines and Mark T. Stewart and Sarah Dahlberg and Noah D Barka and Cathy Condie and Gary R Fiedler and Nicole A Kirchhof and Franck Halimi and Thomas Deneke},
  journal={Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={16-22}
}
BACKGROUND Cerebral diffusion-weighted MRI lesions have been observed after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation. We hypothesized that conditions predisposing to microembolization could be identified using a porcine model of pulmonary vein ablation and an extracorporeal circulation loop. METHODS AND RESULTS Ablations of the pulmonary veins were performed in 18 swine with echo monitoring. The femoral artery and vein were cannulated and an extracorporeal circulation loop with 2 ultrasonic… CONTINUE READING
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