The Effect of Contact Force in Atrial Radiofrequency Ablation
Electroanatomical, Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and Histological Assessment in a Chronic Porcine Model
Steven E. Williams, James Harrison, Henry Chubb, Lars Ølgaard Bloch, Niels Peter Andersen, Høgni Dam, Rashed Karim, John Whitaker, Jaswinder Gill, Michael Cooklin, C. Aldo Rinaldi, Kawal Rhode, Matthew Wright, Tobias Schaeffter, Won Yong Kim, Henrik Jensen, Reza Razavi and Mark D. O'Neill
The ablation index quantifies the area of applied radiofrequency ablation that is converted into a low-voltage scar on bipolar voltage mapping. There was no significant difference between the ablation index at either acute or chronic time points. HF = high force; LF = low force.