Steerable versus nonsteerable sheath technology in atrial fibrillation ablation: a prospective, randomized study.

@article{Piorkowski2011SteerableVN,
  title={Steerable versus nonsteerable sheath technology in atrial fibrillation ablation: a prospective, randomized study.},
  author={Christopher Piorkowski and Charlotte Eitel and Sascha Rolf and K Bode and Philipp Sommer and Thomas Gaspar and Simon Kircher and Ulrike Wetzel and Abdul Shokor Parwani and L -H Boldt and Meinhard Mende and Andreas Bollmann and Daniela Husser and Nikolaos Dagres and Masahiro Esato and Arash Arya and Wilhelm Haverkamp and Gerhard Hindricks},
  journal={Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={157-65}
}
BACKGROUND Steerable sheath technology is designed to facilitate catheter access, stability, and tissue contact in target sites of atrial fibrillation (AF) catheter ablation. We hypothesized that rhythm control after interventional AF treatment is more successful using a steerable as compared with a nonsteerable sheath access. METHODS AND RESULTS One hundred thirty patients with paroxysmal or persistent drug-refractory AF undergoing their first ablation procedure were prospectively included… CONTINUE READING

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