Factors influencing lesion formation during radiofrequency catheter ablation

Eick, Olaf J. (2003) Factors influencing lesion formation during radiofrequency catheter ablation. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal, 3 (3). pp. 117-128. ISSN 0972-6292

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In radiofrequency (RF) ablation, the heating of cardiac tissue is mainly resistive. RF current heats cardiac tissue and in turn the catheter electrode is being heated. Consequently, the catheter tip temperature is always lower - or ideally equal - than the superficial tissue temperature. The lesion size is influenced by many parameters such as delivered RF power, electrode length, electrode orientation, blood flow and tissue contact. This review describes the influence of these different parameters on lesion formation and provides recommendations for different catheter types on selectable parameters such as target temperatures, power limits and RF durations.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Lesion Formation; Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation
Subjects:Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Diagnostic Techniques, Cardiovascular > Heart Function Tests > Heart Catheterization > Catheter Ablation
-Journal Repositories > Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
ID Code:257
Deposited By:Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Deposited On:11 July 2005

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