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Summary: Removal of tissue with electrical current delivered via electrodes positioned at the distal end of a catheter. Energy sources are commonly direct current (DC-shock) or alternating current at radiofrequencies (usually 750 kHz). The technique is used most often to ablate the AV junction and/or accessory pathways in order to interrupt AV conduction and produce AV block in the treatment of various tachyarrhythmias.
Publications268 found, 100 shown here
- Updated worldwide survey on the methods, efficacy, and safety of catheter ablation for human atrial fibrillationRiccardo Cappato
Arrhythmias and Electrophysiology Center, IRCCS, Policlinico San Donato, Milan, Italy
Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 3:32-8. 2010The purpose of this study was to provide an updated worldwide report on the methods, efficacy, and safety of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF).
- Sustained complete response and complications rates after radiofrequency ablation of very early hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhosis: Is resection still the treatment of choice?Tito Livraghi
Department of Radiology, Ospedale Civile, Vimercate, Milano, Italy
Hepatology 47:82-9. 2008..0 cm, even when surgical resection is possible. Other approaches can be used as salvage therapy for the few cases in which RFA is unsuccessful or unfeasible...
- Prevention of ventricular fibrillation episodes in Brugada syndrome by catheter ablation over the anterior right ventricular outflow tract epicardiumKoonlawee Nademanee
Pacific Rim Electrophysiology Research Institute, 1700 Cesar E Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
Circulation 123:1270-9. 2011..who have frequent recurrent VF episodes, the substrate site is the RVOT, either over the epicardium or endocardium; abnormal electrograms would be identified at this location, which would serve as the target site for catheter ablation.
- Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma. An analysis of 1000 casesRyosuke Tateishi
Department of Gastroenterology, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Cancer 103:1201-9. 2005..Previously reported treatment efficacy and complication rates have varied considerably...
- A prospective randomized trial comparing percutaneous local ablative therapy and partial hepatectomy for small hepatocellular carcinomaMin shan Chen
Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Cancer Centre of Sun Yat sen University, Guangzhou, China
Ann Surg 243:321-8. 2006..To compare the results of percutaneous local ablative therapy (PLAT) with surgical resection in the treatment of solitary and small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
- HRS/EHRA/ECAS expert Consensus Statement on catheter and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation: recommendations for personnel, policy, procedures and follow-up. A report of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Task Force on catheter and surgical ablation of Hugh Calkins
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Maryland, USA
Heart Rhythm 4:816-61. 2007
- Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation with multiple electrodes for medium-sized hepatocellular carcinomasJung Lee
Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul 110 744, Korea
Korean J Radiol 13:34-43. 2012..To prospectively evaluate the safety and short-term therapeutic efficacy of switching monopolar radiofrequency ablation (RFA) with multiple electrodes to treat medium-sized (3.1-5.0 cm), hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC)...
- Novel advancements in the management of hepatocellular carcinoma in 2008Josep M Llovet
Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer BCLC Group, Liver Unit, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, CIBERehd, Hospital Clinic, Villarroel 170, 08036 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
J Hepatol 48:S20-37. 2008..Now, the research effort faces other areas of unmet need, such as the adjuvant setting of resection/local ablation and combination therapies...
- Laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation of neuroendocrine liver metastases: a 10-year experience evaluating predictors of survivalPeter J Mazzaglia
Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, USA
Surgery 142:10-9. 2007..This study analyzes our 10-year experience and determines characteristics predictive of survival...
- Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation: are results maintained at 5 years of follow-up?Rukshen Weerasooriya
Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Bordeaux Pessac, France
J Am Coll Cardiol 57:160-6. 2011This study describes 5-year follow-up results of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF).
- A randomized trial of circumferential pulmonary vein ablation versus antiarrhythmic drug therapy in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: the APAF StudyCarlo Pappone
Division of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy
J Am Coll Cardiol 48:2340-7. 2006..We compared ablation strategy with antiarrhythmic drug therapy (ADT) in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF)...
- Small hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhosis: randomized comparison of radio-frequency thermal ablation versus percutaneous ethanol injectionRiccardo A Lencioni
Division of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Department of Oncology, Transplants and Advanced Technologies in Medicine, University of Pisa, Via Roma 67, I 56125 Pisa, Italy
Radiology 228:235-40. 2003..To compare the effectiveness of radio-frequency (RF) thermal ablation with that of percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI) for the treatment of small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with cirrhosis...
- Outcome parameters for trials in atrial fibrillation: executive summaryPaulus Kirchhof
Department of Cardiology and Angiology, University Hospital Munster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 33, D 48149 Munster, Germany
Eur Heart J 28:2803-17. 2007..In addition to a careful selection of a relevant primary outcome parameter, coverage of outcomes in all major domains of AF-related morbidity and mortality is desirable for any clinical trial in AF...
- Thermal ablation for benign thyroid nodules: radiofrequency and laserJung Hwan Baek
Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul 138 736, Korea
Korean J Radiol 12:525-40. 2011..This article reviews the basic physics, techniques, applications, results, and complications of thyroid RF ablation, in comparison to laser ablation...
- Radiofrequency ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma: updated review in 2010Masatoshi Kudo
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kinki University School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan m kudo med kindai ac jp
Oncology 78:113-24. 2010..Adjuvant therapy, such as interferon and molecular targeted therapies following curative therapy, is expected to further improve survival after RFA...
- Radiofrequency ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma: 10-year outcome and prognostic factorsShuichiro Shiina
Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Am J Gastroenterol 107:569-77; quiz 578. 2012..However, there has been no report on 10-year outcome of RFA. The objective of this study was to report a 10-year consecutive case series at a tertiary referral center...
- Systematic review and meta-analysis of survival and disease recurrence after radiofrequency ablation for hepatocellular carcinomaL Tiong
University of Adelaide Department of Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville, Adelaide, South Australia 5011, Australia
Br J Surg 98:1210-24. 2011..This review examined the survival and disease recurrence rates after RFA for HCC over the past decade...
- A new approach for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: mapping of the electrophysiologic substrateKoonlawee Nademanee
Pacific Rim Electrophysiology Research Institute, Inglewood, California 90301, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 43:2044-53. 2004We sought to test the hypothesis that complex fractionated electrograms (CFAEs) recorded during atrial fibrillation (AF) could be used as target sites for catheter ablation of AF.
- Ganglionated plexi ablation for longstanding persistent atrial fibrillationEvgeny Pokushalov
Arrhythmia Department, State Research Institute of Circulation Pathology, Novosibirsk, Russia
Europace 12:342-6. 2010..To study the potential efficacy of ganglionated plexi (GP) ablation in the setting of longstanding persistent atrial fibrillation (AF)...
- Comparison of antiarrhythmic drug therapy and radiofrequency catheter ablation in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: a randomized controlled trialDavid J Wilber
Cardiovascular Institute, Department of Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 S First Ave, Bldg 110, Room 6232, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
JAMA 303:333-40. 2010Antiarrhythmic drugs are commonly used for prevention of recurrent atrial fibrillation (AF) despite inconsistent efficacy and frequent adverse effects. Catheter ablation has been proposed as an alternative treatment for paroxysmal AF.
- Early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma: radiofrequency ablation combined with chemoembolization versus hepatectomyKoichiro Yamakado
Department of Radiology, Mie University School of Medicine, 2 174 Edobashi, Tsu, Mie 514 8507, Japan
Radiology 247:260-6. 2008..To retrospectively evaluate the long-term results of radiofrequency (RF) ablation combined with chemoembolization (combination therapy) as compared with hepatectomy for the treatment of early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
- Radiofrequency thermal ablation vs. percutaneous ethanol injection for small hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhosis: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trialsAmbrogio Orlando
Department of Medicine, Pneumology and Nutrition Clinic, V Cervello Hospital, University of Palermo, Piazza Mameli 1, Palermo, Italy
Am J Gastroenterol 104:514-24. 2009..The aim of the study was to review the available evidence comparing RF to PEI for small HCC...
- Worldwide survey on the methods, efficacy, and safety of catheter ablation for human atrial fibrillationRiccardo Cappato
Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Center, Policlinico San Donato, Via Morandi 30, 20097 San Donato Milanese, Milan, Italy
Circulation 111:1100-5. 2005The purpose of this study was to conduct a worldwide survey investigating the methods, efficacy, and safety of catheter ablation (CA) of atrial fibrillation (AF).
- Treatment of focal liver tumors with percutaneous radio-frequency ablation: complications encountered in a multicenter studyTito Livraghi
Department of Radiology, Ospedale Civile, Vimercate, Italy
Radiology 226:441-51. 2003..To report complications encountered by members of a collaborative group who performed radio-frequency (RF) ablation in patients with focal liver cancer...
- Pulmonary vein isolation for the maintenance of sinus rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation: a meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trialsJonathan P Piccini
Division of Cardiology, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27715, USA
Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2:626-33. 2009b>Catheter ablation is an established yet evolving nonpharmacologic intervention for the maintenance of sinus rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)...
- Treatment of atrial fibrillation with antiarrhythmic drugs or radiofrequency ablation: two systematic literature reviews and meta-analysesHugh Calkins
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2:349-61. 2009Although radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFA) has evolved from an experimental procedure to an important treatment option for atrial fibrillation, the relative safety and efficacy of catheter ablation relative to that of antiarrhythmic ..
- Rapid pulmonary vein isolation combined with autonomic ganglia modification: a randomized studyDemosthenes G Katritsis
Department of Cardiology, Athens Euroclinic, Athens, Greece
Heart Rhythm 8:672-8. 2011..Evidence indicates that the combination of left atrial ganglionated plexi (GP) ablation and pulmonary vein (PV) isolation is beneficial for treatment of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF)...
- HRS/EHRA/ECAS expert consensus statement on catheter and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation: recommendations for personnel, policy, procedures and follow-up. A report of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Task Force on Catheter and Surgical Ablation of Hugh Calkins
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Maryland, USA
Europace 9:335-79. 2007
- Complications of radiofrequency coagulation of liver tumoursS Mulier
Department of General Surgery, University Hospital Mont Godinne, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
Br J Surg 89:1206-22. 2002..The purpose of this study was to assess critically the complication rates of RFC in centres with both large and limited initial experience, and to establish causes and possible means of prevention and treatment...
- Pulmonary vein denervation enhances long-term benefit after circumferential ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillationCarlo Pappone
Department of Cardiology, San Raffaele University Hospital, Via Olgettina 60, 20132, Milan, Italy
Circulation 109:327-34. 2004..This study assesses the incremental benefit of vagal denervation by radiofrequency in preventing recurrent AF in a large series of patients undergoing CPVA for paroxysmal AF...
- Midterm outcomes in patients with intermediate-sized hepatocellular carcinoma: a randomized controlled trial for determining the efficacy of radiofrequency ablation combined with transcatheter arterial chemoembolizationManabu Morimoto
Gastroenterological Center, Yokohama City University Medical Center, Yokohama, Japan
Cancer 116:5452-60. 2010..To improve the efficacy of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for the treatment of intermediate-sized hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs), the authors compared RFA combined with transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) to RFA alone...
- Randomised controlled trial comparing percutaneous radiofrequency thermal ablation, percutaneous ethanol injection, and percutaneous acetic acid injection to treat hepatocellular carcinoma of 3 cm or lessS M Lin
Liver Research Unit, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, 199 Tung Hwa North Rd, Taipei, Taiwan
Gut 54:1151-6. 2005..The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of radiofrequency thermal ablation (RFTA), percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI), and percutaneous acetic acid injection (PAI) in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
- Prophylactic catheter ablation for the prevention of defibrillator therapyVivek Y Reddy
Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
N Engl J Med 357:2657-65. 2007..We designed this randomized trial to examine whether prophylactic radiofrequency catheter ablation of arrhythmogenic ventricular tissue would reduce the incidence of ICD therapy.
- The current role of radiofrequency ablation in the management of hepatocellular carcinoma: a systematic reviewWan Yee Lau
Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, China
Ann Surg 249:20-5. 2009..To review the current status of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in the management of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
- Meta-analysis of obstructive sleep apnea as predictor of atrial fibrillation recurrence after catheter ablationChee Yuan Ng
Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
Am J Cardiol 108:47-51. 2011..However, studies on the role of OSA on AF recurrence after catheter ablation have yielded conflicting results...
- Prognostic implications of the high-sensitive C-reactive protein in the catheter ablation of atrial fibrillationYenn Jiang Lin
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Am J Cardiol 105:495-501. 2010..study investigated the association among hs-CRP, substrate properties, and long-term clinical outcomes after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF)...
- Outcomes and complications of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation in femalesDimpi Patel
St David s Medical Center, Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, Austin, TX, USA
Heart Rhythm 7:167-72. 2010Most atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation studies have consisted predominantly of males; accordingly, there is a paucity of information on the safety and efficacy of catheter ablation in a large cohort of female AF patients.
- Patients treated with catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation have long-term rates of death, stroke, and dementia similar to patients without atrial fibrillationT Jared Bunch
Intermountain Heart Rhythm Specialists Department of Cardiology, Intermountain Medical Center, Murray, Utah 84107, USA
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:839-45. 2011..AF ablation eliminates AF in most patients. We evaluated the long-term impact of AF ablation on mortality, heart failure (HF), stroke, and dementia in a large system-wide patient population...
- Robotic navigation in catheter ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: midterm efficacy and predictors of postablation arrhythmia recurrencesPeter Hlivák
Department of Cardiology, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:534-40. 2011Remote navigation systems represent a novel strategy for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF)...
- Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio associated with mortality in early hepatocellular carcinoma patients after radiofrequency ablationTsung Ming Chen
Institute of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
J Gastroenterol Hepatol 27:553-61. 2012..We studied whether peripheral blood neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), a marker of systemic inflammatory response, would be a useful predictor for outcome in patients with early HCC undergoing radiofrequency ablation (RFA)...
- Incidence of silent cerebral thromboembolic lesions after atrial fibrillation ablation may change according to technology used: comparison of irrigated radiofrequency, multipolar nonirrigated catheter and cryoballoonFiorenzo Gaita
Cardiology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, University of Turin, Italy
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:961-8. 2011..The study purpose is to compare the incidence of new silent cerebral ischemic events in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) undergoing PVI with different ablation technologies...
- Long-term results of atrial fibrillation ablation: the importance of all initial ablation failures undergoing a repeat ablationRoger A Winkle
Cardiovascular Medicine and Cardiac Arrhythmias, E Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA
Am Heart J 162:193-200. 2011..Many patients fail initial ablation and undergo repeat ablations. Little is known about repeat ablation procedure times, complications, and outcomes...
- How effective is cryoablation for atrial fibrillation during concomitant cardiac surgery?Christian Fielder Camm
New College, University of Oxford, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN, UK
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 13:410-4. 2011..We conclude that cryoablation during concomitant surgery is a safe and acceptable intervention for the treatment of AF with an SR conversion rate of between 60% and 82% at 12-months postsurgery...
- Prevention of biliary complication in radiofrequency ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma-Cooling effect by endoscopic nasobiliary drainage tubeTsuneyoshi Ogawa
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2 5 1 Shikata cho, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
Eur J Radiol 73:385-90. 2010..The purpose of this study is to clarify the feasibility and safety of bile duct cooling using an endoscopic nasobiliary drainage (ENBD) tube in RFA for HCC close to major bile ducts...
- Medium-sized (3.1-5.0 cm) hepatocellular carcinoma: transarterial chemoembolization plus radiofrequency ablation versus radiofrequency ablation aloneJin Hyoung Kim
Department of Radiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Ann Surg Oncol 18:1624-9. 2011..1-5.0 cm) hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
- Catheter ablation versus antiarrhythmic drugs for atrial fibrillation: the A4 studyPierre Jais
Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Avenue de Magellan, 33604 Bordeaux Pessac, France
Circulation 118:2498-505. 2008The mainstay of treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF) remains pharmacological; however, catheter ablation has increasingly been used over the last decade. The relative merits of each strategy have not been extensively studied.
- Radiofrequency ablation vs hepatic resection for solitary colorectal liver metastasis: a meta-analysisYun Zi Wu
Department of Hepato Biliary Pancreato Vascular Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University, Xiamen 361003, Fujian Province, China
World J Gastroenterol 17:4143-8. 2011..To evaluate the comparative therapeutic efficacy of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and hepatic resection (HR) for solitary colorectal liver metastases (CLM)...
- Five-year survival in 309 patients with colorectal liver metastases treated with radiofrequency ablationA R Gillams
University College Hospital and University College London Medical School, London, UK
Eur Radiol 19:1206-13. 2009..There were 23/617(3.7%) local complications requiring intervention. Five-year survival of 24-33% post ablation in selected patients is superior to any published chemotherapy data and approaches the results of liver resection...
- Long-term outcome after successful catheter ablation of atrial fibrillationWendy S Tzou
Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 3:237-42. 2010..We determined 5-year outcomes of PVI among patients with freedom from AF off antiarrhythmic drugs (AAD) for 1 year after PVI...
- Feasibility and safety of remote-controlled magnetic navigation for ablation of atrial fibrillationWilliam T Katsiyiannis
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Am J Cardiol 102:1674-6. 2008..In conclusion, radiofrequency ablation of AF performed with RMN is safe and feasible. Compared with conventional hand-navigated ablation, RMN ablation results in similar clinical outcomes with decreased fluoroscopy and procedure times...
- Catheter ablation of long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation: a lesson from circumferential pulmonary vein isolationRoland Richard Tilz
II Medizinische Abteilung, Asklepios Klinik St Georg, Hamburg, Germany
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 21:1085-93. 2010..However, in patients with long-standing persistent AF, the ideal ablation strategy still remains a matter of debate...
- Computed tomography-guided transpulmonary radiofrequency ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma located in hepatic domeMitsuo Toyoda
Department of Medicine and Molecular Science, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, 3 39 15 Showa Machi, Maebashi, Gunma 371 8511, Japan
World J Gastroenterol 12:608-11. 2006..To determine the feasibility of performing computed tomography (CT)-guided transpulmonary radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) located in the hepatic dome...
- A randomized controlled trial of radiofrequency ablation with ethanol injection for small hepatocellular carcinomaShuichiro Shiina
Department of Gastroenterology, University of Tokyo, Japan
Gastroenterology 129:122-30. 2005..Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation is a recently introduced treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma, whereas ethanol injection is now a standard therapy. We compared their long-term outcomes...
- Circumferential pulmonary-vein ablation for chronic atrial fibrillationHakan Oral
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
N Engl J Med 354:934-41. 2006..We conducted a randomized, controlled trial of circumferential pulmonary-vein ablation for the treatment of chronic atrial fibrillation...
- A randomized double-blind study of epicardial left atrial cryoablation for permanent atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing mitral valve surgery: the SWEDish Multicentre Atrial Fibrillation study (SWEDMAF)Carina Blomstrom-Lundqvist
Department of Cardiology, Uppsala University Hospital, SE 75185 Uppsala, Sweden
Eur Heart J 28:2902-8. 2007..The efficacy of epicardial left atrial (LA) cryoablation in eliminating atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients undergoing mitral valve surgery (MVS) is unknown. We hypothesized that MVS combined with LA cryoablation is superior to MVS alone...
- Long-term efficacy of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation: impact of additional targeting of fractionated electrogramsR J Hunter
Cardiology Research Department, Barts and The London NHS Trust, St Bartholomew s Hospital, Queen Mary, University of London, West Smithfield, London, UK
Heart 96:1372-8. 2010To investigate long-term efficacy of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) and the impact of ablating complex or fractionated electrograms (CFEs) in addition to pulmonary vein isolation and linear lesions in persistent AF (PeAF).
- Management of renal tumors by image-guided radiofrequency ablation: experience in 105 tumorsDavid J Breen
Department of Radiology, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Tremona Road, Southampton, Hampshire SO16 6YD, UK
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 30:936-42. 2007..In this article we present our experience with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in the treatment of 105 renal tumors...
- Thermal protection with 5% dextrose solution blanket during radiofrequency ablationEnn Alexandria Chen
Radiology Department, Warren G Magmison Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 29:1093-6. 2006..Creating an Insulating envelope or moving organs with D5W might reduce risk for complications such as bowel perforation...
- Hepatic radiofrequency ablation using multiple probes: ex vivo and in vivo comparative studies of monopolar versus multipolar modesJeong Min Lee
Department of Radiology, and Institute of Radiation Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Clinical Research Institute, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
Korean J Radiol 7:106-17. 2006....
- Radiofrequency endovenous ClosureFAST versus laser ablation for the treatment of great saphenous reflux: a multicenter, single-blinded, randomized study (RECOVERY study)Jose I Almeida
Miami Vein Center, 1501 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33129, USA
J Vasc Interv Radiol 20:752-9. 2009....
- Efficacy and safety of radiofrequency ablation for perivascular hepatocellular carcinoma without hepatic inflow occlusionK K Ng
Centre for the Study of Liver Disease, Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
Br J Surg 93:440-7. 2006..This study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of RFA for perivascular HCC without hepatic inflow occlusion...
- Electrical connections between pulmonary veins: implication for ostial ablation of pulmonary veins in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillationAtsushi Takahashi
Cardiovascular Center, Tsuchiura Kyodo Hospital, Tsuchiura shi, Ibaraki Ken, Japan
Circulation 105:2998-3003. 2002..However, the presence of electrical connections between the PVs, which may make achievement of PV disconnection difficult, has not been systematically evaluated...
- Large liver tumors: protocol for radiofrequency ablation and its clinical application in 110 patients--mathematic model, overlapping mode, and electrode placement processMin Hua Chen
Department of Ultrasound, School of Clinical Oncology, Peking University, 52 Fu cheng Rd, Hai Dian District, Beijing 100036, China
Radiology 232:260-71. 2004....
- Treatment of the incompetent great saphenous vein by endovenous radiofrequency powered segmental thermal ablation: first clinical experienceThomas Michael Proebstle
Department of Dermatology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
J Vasc Surg 47:151-156. 2008..This article reports a new endovenous catheter for radiofrequency-powered segmental thermal ablation (RSTA) of incompetent great saphenous veins (GSVs)...
- Long-term follow-up after radiofrequency catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia: a successful approach?Alida E Borger van der Burg
Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 13:417-23. 2002..Radiofrequency ablation (RFCA) of ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a potential curative treatment modality. We evaluated the results of RFCA in patients with VT...
- Pulmonary vein isolation by duty-cycled bipolar and unipolar radiofrequency energy with a multielectrode ablation catheterLucas V A Boersma
Cardiology Department, St Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
Heart Rhythm 5:1635-42. 2008..Pulmonary vein (PV) isolation for ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) remains a complex and lengthy procedure...
- Pulmonary venous isolation by antral ablation with a large cryoballoon for treatment of paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation: medium-term outcomes and non-randomised comparison with pulmonary venous isolation by radiofrequency ablationPipin Kojodjojo
Department of Cardiac Electrophysiology, St Mary s Hospital, Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust, London, UK
Heart 96:1379-84. 2010To prevent atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence after catheter ablation, pulmonary venous isolation (PVI) at an antral level is more effective than segmental ostial ablation...
- Remote-controlled catheter ablation of accessory pathways: results from the magnetic laboratoryJulian Kyoung Ryul Chun
Department of Cardiology, Asklepios Klinik St Georg Hospital, Lohmuehlenstr 5, Hamburg 20099, Germany
Eur Heart J 28:190-5. 2007..This study evaluates feasibility, safety, and efficacy of magnetic remote-controlled accessory pathway (AP) ablation...
- Video-assisted bilateral pulmonary vein isolation and left atrial appendage exclusion for atrial fibrillationRandall K Wolf
Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267, USA
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 130:797-802. 2005..Pulmonary vein isolation is curative in selected patients with atrial fibrillation. The objective of this study was to assess the feasibility and safety (midterm results) of video-assisted thoracoscopic epicardial pulmonary vein isolation...
- Novel, magnetically guided catheter for endocardial mapping and radiofrequency catheter ablationMitchell N Faddis
Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
Circulation 106:2980-5. 2002..A feasibility study was performed in animals to evaluate a novel magnetic guidance system (MGS) that generates a magnetic field to control the movement and position of a magnetic ablation catheter...
- Rate control vs rhythm control in patients with nonvalvular persistent atrial fibrillation: the results of the Polish How to Treat Chronic Atrial Fibrillation (HOT CAFE) StudyGrzegorz Opolski
Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Chest 126:476-86. 2004..The relative risks and benefits of strategies of rate control vs rhythm control in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) remain to be fully explored...
- Percutaneous ablation of liver tumoursK G Tranberg
Department of Surgery, Lund University, SE 22185 Lund, Sweden
Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol 18:125-45. 2004..In the large majority of unresectable patients it should, however, presently be used and evaluated only in prospective, randomized studies...
- Significant long-term survival after radiofrequency ablation of unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with cirrhosisChandrajit P Raut
Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 444, Houston, Texas, 77030 4009, USA
Ann Surg Oncol 12:616-28. 2005..We prospectively evaluated survival rates in patients with early-stage, unresectable HCC treated with RFA...
- Small hepatocellular carcinoma: comparison of radio-frequency ablation and percutaneous microwave coagulation therapyToshiya Shibata
Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Nuclear Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, 54 Kawaharacho, Shogoin, Sakyoku, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
Radiology 223:331-7. 2002..To evaluate the effectiveness of radio-frequency (RF) ablation and percutaneous microwave coagulation (PMC) for treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
- Local recurrence after hepatic radiofrequency coagulation: multivariate meta-analysis and review of contributing factorsStefaan Mulier
Department of Surgery, University Hospital of Mont Godinne, Catholic University of Louvain, Yvoir, Belgium
Ann Surg 242:158-71. 2005..The purpose of this study was to analyze the factors that influence local recurrence after radiofrequency coagulation of liver tumors...
- Robotic magnetic navigation for atrial fibrillation ablationCarlo Pappone
Department of Electrophysiology, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
J Am Coll Cardiol 47:1390-400. 2006..We assessed feasibility of magnetic catheter guidance in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing circumferential pulmonary vein ablation (CPVA)...
- Trends in local therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma and survival outcomes in the US populationRoderich E Schwarz
Division of Surgical Oncology, Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
Am J Surg 195:829-36. 2008..Hepatocellular cancer (HCC) frequently presents with limitations to resection. We investigated survival outcomes after various local HCC therapies in US patients...
- Incidence and predictors of periprocedural cerebrovascular accident in patients undergoing catheter ablation of atrial fibrillationDaniel Scherr
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 20:1357-63. 2009Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is a serious complication of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF). The incidence and clinical predictors of periprocedural CVA in patients undergoing AF ablation are not fully understood.
- Radiofrequency and pulsed radiofrequency treatment of chronic pain syndromes: the available evidenceKoen Van Boxem
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Therapy, St Jozefkliniek, Bornem and Willebroek, Belgium
Pain Pract 8:385-93. 2008..The value of PRF treatment of the peripheral nerves also needs to be confirmed in well-designed trials...
- Remote magnetic versus manual catheter navigation for ablation of supraventricular tachycardias: a randomized, multicenter trialMark A Wood
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia, USA
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 31:1313-21. 2008The potential benefits of remote robotic navigation for catheter ablation procedures have not been demonstrated in controlled clinical trials...
- Impact of remote magnetic catheter navigation on ablation fluoroscopy and procedure timeAlbert M Kim
University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 31:1399-404. 2008..Remote magnetic catheter navigation (RCN) is gaining acceptance in clinical cardiac electrophysiology, but details regarding how RCN affects procedure execution are not well characterized...
- The prevalence of extracardiac findings by multidetector computed tomography before atrial fibrillation ablationBrian J Schietinger
Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
Am Heart J 155:254-9. 2008..Multidetector CT has become a valuable tool in detailing left atrial anatomy before catheter ablation. The incidence of extracardiac findings has been reported for electron beam CT calcium scoring and coronary ..
- Characterization of electrograms associated with termination of chronic atrial fibrillation by catheter ablationYoshihide Takahashi
Service de Rythmologie, Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Universite Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2, Bordeaux, France
J Am Coll Cardiol 51:1003-10. 2008..This study sought to determine the characteristics of atrial electrograms predictive of slowing or termination of atrial fibrillation (AF) during ablation of chronic AF...
- Catheter ablation of long-lasting persistent atrial fibrillation: clinical outcome and mechanisms of subsequent arrhythmiasMichel Haissaguerre
Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Bordeaux Pessac, France
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:1138-47. 2005b>Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is challenging in patients with long-standing persistent AF...
- Radiofrequency ablation for metachronous hepatic metastases from gastric cancerHyung Ook Kim
Department of Surgery, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 19:208-12. 2009..Combination therapy such as systemic chemotherapy or hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy adjuvant to RFA would more reasonable for treating hepatic metastases from gastric cancer...
- Cardiac injury after percutaneous catheter ablation for atrial fibrillationLaurent M Haegeli
Department of Cardiology, Royal Jubilee Hospital, 1952 Bay Street, Victoria, B C, Canada V8R 1J8
Europace 10:273-5. 2008..Left atrial catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) requires far more RF energy, therefore could be expected to have greater ..
- Laser ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma--a reviewAntony Lawrence Gough-Palmer
MRI Department, St Mary s Hospital, Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust, Praed St, London W2 1NY, United Kingdom
World J Gastroenterol 14:7170-4. 2008..The role of laser ablation in combination with transcatheter arterial chemoembolisation is also discussed...
- Catheter ablation vs antiarrhythmic drug therapy for atrial fibrillation: a systematic reviewAmit Noheria
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
Arch Intern Med 168:581-6. 2008..We conducted a systematic literature review to assess whether CPVA is superior to ADT for the management of AF...
- Complications of atrial fibrillation ablation in a high-volume center in 1,000 procedures: still cause for concern?Nikolaos Dagres
Second Cardiology Department, University of Athens, Attikon University Hospital, Athens, Greece
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 20:1014-9. 2009b>Catheter ablation is potentially curative treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF). However, complications are more frequent and more severe compared with other ablation procedures...
- State of the art: catheter ablation of atrial fibrillationMatthew Wright
Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque and the Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:583-92. 2008Curative treatment of atrial fibrillation with catheter ablation is now a legitimate option for a large number of patients...
- Comparative study of resection and radiofrequency ablation in the treatment of solitary colorectal liver metastasesHyuk Hur
Colorectal Cancer Clinic, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University Health System, Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Am J Surg 197:728-36. 2009..We compared outcomes in patients with solitary colorectal liver metastases treated by either hepatic resection (HR) or radiofrequency ablation (RFA)...
- Remote magnetic navigation-assisted catheter ablation enhances catheter stability and ablation success with lower catheter temperaturesDarryl R Davis
Department of Cardiology, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 31:893-8. 2008..Accordingly, we compared the characteristics of the successful ablation of atrioventricular reentry tachycardia (AVNRT) using RMN with a matched population ablated using a conventional (CON) manual approach...
- Intracardiac echocardiography during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillationWalid Saliba
Heart and Vascular Institute, F15, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44195
Europace 10:iii42-7. 2008..More importantly, it allows identification and potential reduction of procedural complications including damage to intracardiac structures, left atrial thrombus formation, PV stenosis, and pericardial effusion during left heart ablation...
- Minimally invasive surgical pulmonary vein isolation alone for persistent atrial fibrillation: preliminary results of epicardial atrial electrogram analysisHui Li
Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, Peoples Republic of China
Ann Thorac Surg 86:1219-25. 2008..Minimally invasive surgical pulmonary vein isolation has become an alterative therapy for lone atrial fibrillation. This study evaluated the effect of the procedure on persistent atrial fibrillation by epicardial atrial electrography...
- Radiofrequency ablation of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: preliminary experienceGianpaolo Carrafiello
Department of Radiology, University of Insubria c o Ospedale di Circolo, Viale Borri, 21100 Varese, Italy
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 33:835-9. 2010..Long-term follow-up data regarding local and systemic recurrence and survival are still needed...
- Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for the hepatocellular carcinoma abutting the diaphragm: assessment of safety and therapeutic efficacyTae Wook Kang
Department of Radiology and Center for Imaging Science, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Korean J Radiol 10:34-42. 2009..To assess the safety and therapeutic efficacy of a percutaneous radiofrequency (RF) ablation for the hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) abutting the diaphragm...
- Periprocedural stroke and management of major bleeding complications in patients undergoing catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: the impact of periprocedural therapeutic international normalized ratioLuigi Di Biase
Executive Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, St David s Medical Center, 1015 E 32th St, Suite 516, Austin, TX 78705, USA
Circulation 121:2550-6. 2010b>Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation is associated with the potential risk of periprocedural stroke, which can range between 1% and 5%...
- Remote magnetic catheter navigation for cavotricuspid isthmus ablation in patients with common-type atrial flutterDirk Vollmann
Division of Cardiology and Pneumology, Heart Center, University of Gottingen, Gottingen, Germany
Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2:603-10. 2009Conventional catheter ablation of cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI)-dependent atrial flutter is a widely applied standard therapy...
- Completely thoracoscopic pulmonary vein isolation with ganglionic plexus ablation and left atrial appendage amputation for treatment of atrial fibrillationAlaaddin Yilmaz
Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, St Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 38:356-60. 2010..Therefore, we developed a completely thoracoscopic procedure. The objective of this study was to assess the feasibility, safety and effectiveness of a completely thoracoscopic surgical procedure to cure lone AF...
- Electroanatomically guided catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardias causing multiple defibrillator shocksJ Sra
University of Wisconsin Medical School, St Luke s Medical Center and Sinai Samaritan Medical Center, Milwaukee 53215 3360, USA
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 24:1645-52. 2001With conventional techniques, RF catheter ablation is difficult in patients with unstable VT or with multiple VTs...
- American Society of Clinical Oncology 2009 clinical evidence review on radiofrequency ablation of hepatic metastases from colorectal cancerSandra L Wong
University of Michigan, AnnArbor, MI, USA
J Clin Oncol 28:493-508. 2010..To review the evidence about the efficacy and utility of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer (CRHM)...
- Substrate Mapping & Ablation of Ventricular TachycardiaVivek Reddy; Fiscal Year: 2006..Radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation is an effective less-invasive alternative, but is largely limited to hemodynamically-tolerated VT-which ..
- Catheter Guidance System for RF Ablation of ArrhythmiasGordon Hirschman; Fiscal Year: 2007Radio frequency (RF) catheter ablation is an established treatment for patients with cardiac arrhythmias...
- Improved Targeting and Assessment of Electrophysiology InterventionHenry R Halperin; Fiscal Year: 2010..These arrhythmias can be cured with catheter ablation, but the arrhythmias often recur...
- Improved Targeting and Assessment of Electrophysiology InterventionHenry Halperin; Fiscal Year: 2009..These arrhythmias can be cured with catheter ablation, but the arrhythmias often recur...
- Laser Cather for Ablation of Ventricular TachycardiaAshok Gowda; Fiscal Year: 2002..b>Catheter ablation has been shown to be an effective means for curing many arrhythmias, but current approaches are not able to ..
- Real-time MRI-guided RF Ablation of Cardiac TachyArrhythmiasOrhan Unal; Fiscal Year: 2010..However, catheter ablation guided by X-ray fluoroscopy (XRF) with adjunctive electroanatomic/ mechanical mapping (EMM) is challenging ..
- Real-time MRI-guided RF Ablation of Cardiac TachyArrhythmiasOrhan Unal; Fiscal Year: 2009..However, catheter ablation guided by X-ray fluoroscopy (XRF) with adjunctive electroanatomic/ mechanical mapping (EMM) is challenging ..
- MAGNETIC RESONANCE GUIDED ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY INTERVENTIONHenry Halperin; Fiscal Year: 2007..arrhythmias can be cured by selective destruction of critical electrical pathways with radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation. A major limitation in studying arrhythmias in patients, however, is the lack of ability to accurately ..
- Thoracic Veins and Sustained Atrial FibrillationPeng Sheng Chen; Fiscal Year: 2002..During second surgery, we will perform epicardial RF catheter ablation to electrically isolate all thoracic veins from the atria...
- Method for guiding ablative therapy of cardiac arrythmiasAntonis A Armoundas; Fiscal Year: 2010Ventricular catheter ablation has been established as the most desirable from cost and patient safety point of view approach in treating cardiac arrhythmias, yet its success rate has not broad acceptance...
- Virtual Electrical-Anatomical Imaging of the HeartDirar Khoury; Fiscal Year: 2005..g. ablation and pacing). Catheter ablation has been successful in managing many atrial and a few ventricular rhythm disorders...
- High Frequency Ultrasound Arrays for Cardiac ImagingDAVID J contact SAHN; Fiscal Year: 2010..such as the rapid and irregular rhythms referred to as atrial fibrillation, often require treatment by trans-catheter ablation procedures...
- Cost Effectiveness of Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation (AF)Matthew Reynolds; Fiscal Year: 2007..Electrical isolation of the pulmonary veins from the left atrium with radiofrequency catheter ablation has recently emerged as an important new therapy for AF...
- Three Dimensional Electrocardiographic ImagingBin He; Fiscal Year: 2009..critical foundation for establishing the proposed 3-DEIT as a novel tomographic imaging modality to guide catheter ablation of arrhythmias, and to develop and to assess the effects of new therapeutic approaches targeted to specific ..
- Three Dimensional Electrocardiographic ImagingBin He; Fiscal Year: 2010..critical foundation for establishing the proposed 3-DEIT as a novel tomographic imaging modality to guide catheter ablation of arrhythmias, and to develop and to assess the effects of new therapeutic approaches targeted to specific ..
- Three Dimensional Electrocardiographic ImagingBin He; Fiscal Year: 2007..critical foundation for establishing the proposed 3-DEIT as a novel tomographic imaging modality to guide catheter ablation of arrhythmias, and to develop and to assess the effects of new therapeutic approaches targeted to specific ..
- MAGNETIC RESONANCE GUIDED ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY INTERVENTIONHenry Halperin; Fiscal Year: 2003..arrhythmias can be cured by selective destruction of critical electrical pathways with radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation. A major limitation in studying arrhythmias in patients, however, is the lack of ability to accurately ..
- New Technologies in Electrophysiology InterventionHenry Halperin; Fiscal Year: 2005..Another major limitation is the lack of ability to visualize ablated areas of myocardium during catheter ablation procedures. Dr...
- MRI Compatible Electrode Catheter SystemYAKOV GELFAND; Fiscal Year: 2003..arrhythmias can be cured by selective destruction of critical electrical pathways with radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation. Attempts at applying ablation to atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia have been made...
- Low-Dose Tomosynthetic Interventional System For Quantitative Cardiac ImagingMICHAEL VAN LYSEL; Fiscal Year: 2007..sizing during coronary angioplasty and treatment of left atrial fibrillation using radio-frequency (RF) catheter ablation. AIM 1 - The increase in SNR will be accomplished by the construction of a new detector of the same design, ..