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).
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.
Physicians who are aware that I played a pioneering role in the development of catheter ablation therapy of arrhythmias may be surprised to learn that 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.
Catheter ablation therapy is used by physicians to restore a normal heart rhythm in patients with, typical atrial flutter.