Radiofrequency Ablation Using an Open Irrigated Electrode Cooled With Half-Normal Saline.

@article{Nguyen2017RadiofrequencyAU,
  title={Radiofrequency Ablation Using an Open Irrigated Electrode Cooled With Half-Normal Saline.},
  author={Duy Thai Nguyen and Edward P Gerstenfeld and Wendy S Tzou and P. Jurgens and Lijun Zheng and Joseph L. Schuller and Matthew M Zipse and William H Sauer},
  journal={JACC. Clinical electrophysiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={3 10},
  pages={1103-1110}
}
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated the use of half-normal saline (HNS) as the radiofrequency ablation (RFA) cooling irrigant. BACKGROUND Some instances of ventricular arrhythmia may originate deep within myocardium and can be refractory to standard ablation using open irrigated RFA. Recent data suggest that deeper ablation lesions can be created by decreasing the irrigant ionic concentration delivered through open irrigated RFA than by using normal saline (NS). METHODS Bovine myocardium was… CONTINUE READING