radio-frequency catheter ablation

radio-frequency catheter ablation

Cardiology A technique that selectively destroys arrhythmogenic foci in the endocardium–and subjacent myocardium by the use of controlled heat production, avoiding general anesthesia, as pain is minimal, and skeletal muscle contraction does not occur
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Services include diagnostic studies, implantation and testing of pacemakers and cardioverter defibrillators, and radio-frequency catheter ablation for the treatment of potentially fatal irregular heartbeats.
Webster, "Using ANSYS for three-dimensional electrical-thermal models for radio-frequency catheter ablation," in Proceedings of the 19th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, pp.
RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATIONS During radio-frequency catheter ablation, a catheter positioned next to the abnormal pathway in the heart destroys abnormal tissues.

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