They address tissue effects, cryotechnology, and clinical applications of procedures like ablation for atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT) and atrial flutter and fibrillation, septal pathways, balloon-based and endocardial cryoablation, epicardial
cryoablation for patients undergoing mitral valve surgery, and cryoablation of ventricular tachycardias, as well as history and mechanisms.
The proposed mechanism for J wave development is cold-induced accentuation of the action potential of M and epicardial
cells, creating the J wave.
Washington, January 25 (ANI): An Indian-origin researcher has developed novel epicardial
ablation techniques that may help treat the heart from the outside, without breaking through the organ's tissue.
trial SPIRIT III, a noninferiority study that started in May 2005, which compared the Xience V stent to the paclitaxel-eluting Taxus stent in 1,002 patients with up to two de novo lesions, and a maximum of one lesion per epicardial
One such device-the FasTac Flex steerable lead implant tool--addresses the challenges of surgically placing a sutureless, screw-in lead on the heart's epicardial
surface designed by Enpath Medical Inc.
In a study of similar design, Baker et al (50) studied various adipocytokines in epicardial
fat biopsies from patients who had undergone coronary artery bypass grafting using reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction.
The left ventricle was cut circumferentially into eight samples, each divided into epicardial
and endocardial parts (9).
By utilizing direct endoscopic visibility and epicardial
ablation, the posterior wall can be electrically isolated.
AtriCure recently acquired nContact, a leader in minimally invasive technology for epicardial
Everett's] study clearly demonstrates is that this does not appear to be driven by epicardial
coronary artery disease.
Coronary angiography showed patent epicardial
coronary arteries with only minor atherosclerotic manifestations (Fig.