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
Relationship Between Contact Force and Lesion Depth in Prior Studies
Lesion depth is plotted against contact force for prior ex vivo and in vivo nonmyocardial studies. Duration of radiofrequency application is shown in parentheses. Citations: Stagegaard et al. (3), Shah et al. (2), Everett et al. (26), Thiagalingam et al. (1), Petersen et al. (27), Yokoyama et al. (6), Weiss et al. (5), and Eick et al. (4).