catheter ablation therapy

catheter ablation therapy

Cardiology A nonsurgical technique in which an electrode catheter is introduced into the veins of the arms or legs and advanced into the heart; if an abnormal electric pathway of depolarization is identified in the conduction system–as is commonly the case with SVT or WPW syndrome–it is 'zapped' with a high intensity–> 25 joules radiofrequency wave to neutralize it
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Topera's rotor identification system has been shown, when used with present catheter ablation therapy, to result in positive long-term success rates, even in difficult-to-treat cases.
The SmartTouch is the first catheter ablation therapy in the United States with direct contact force technology, and AFib patients who have opted for the process have experienced a 35 to 40 percent improvement (better quality of life, decreased need for medication and reduction of stroke risk).
1 ]This compares to only a 50 to 60 percent success rate for patients treated with existing catheter ablation therapy alone.
Those who are aware I played a pioneering role in the development of catheter ablation therapy of arrhythmias may be surprised to learn I don't believe it to be the treatment of choice in patients with atrial fibrillation who have failed a single antiarrhythmic agent.
manufacturer of Sleuth AT([TM]), the only wireless, automated implantable cardiac monitoring system with programmable and frequent electrocardiogram (ECG) sampling, announced the first patient enrollment and implant in a long-term study to monitor patients who have been prescribed catheter ablation therapy for atrial fibrillation (AF) at risk of recurrence of AF after the procedure.
A historical concern with catheter ablation therapy for paroxysmal AF is the inability to create durable lesions in a single procedure to adequately isolate the pulmonary veins," said investigator Prof.
Professional medical societies have endorsed the use of catheter ablation therapy when anti-arrhythmic drugs are ineffective, which can occur more than half the time.
Catheter ablation therapy is used by physicians to restore a normal heart rhythm in patients with, typical atrial flutter.