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Will the insulated-tip radiofrequency catheter transform ablation procedures?
  • Yasuhito Kotake,
  • Juliana Kanawati,
  • Saurabh Kumar
Yasuhito Kotake
Westmead Hospital

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Juliana Kanawati
Westmead Hospital
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Saurabh Kumar
Westmead Hosp
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Radiofrequency (RF) ablation has been the most widely employed energy source for catheter ablation to date. However, most of conventional RF ablation energy dissipates into the bloodstream before reaching the target tissue. Technology that conveys RF energy exclusively toward target tissue may potentially improve the quality, safety, and outcome of the RF ablation procedures. RF ablation using a novel insulated-tip catheter (SMT, Sirona Medical Technologies, Windsor, CT) may refine RF ablation in the future to minimize the risk of iatrogenic complications. Although it is still unclear whether the results of the SMT catheter can be translated to a human beating heart, the data for SMT catheter of this study are very promising.
07 Mar 2022Submitted to Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
09 Mar 2022Assigned to Editor
09 Mar 2022Submission Checks Completed
10 Mar 2022Editorial Decision: Accept
Jun 2022Published in Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology volume 33 issue 6 on pages 1157-1159. 10.1111/jce.15463