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The assessment of tissue contact is an area undergoing much research as a means of improving the outcomes of cardiac radiofrequency ablation. This review provides an overview of RF ablation with specific reference to the relevance of good tissue contact to adequate RF lesion formation. An up-to-date review of the clinical evidence is provided, and recent patents of novel contact-sensing technologies in the field of cardiac RF ablation are presented.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Recent Pat Cardiovasc Drug Discov

Publication Date

08/2013

Volume

8

Pages

151 - 161

Keywords

Atrial Fibrillation, Catheter Ablation, Humans, Treatment Outcome