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efficas II

Josef Kautzner, Petr Neuzil, Hendrik Lambert, Petr Peichl, Jan Petru, Robert Cihak, Jan Skoda, Dan Wichterle, Erik Wissner, Aude Yulzari, Karl-Heinz Kuck
AIMS: A challenge of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) in catheter ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) is electrical reconnection of the PV. EFFICAS I showed correlation between contact force (CF) parameters and PV durable isolation but no prospective evaluation was made. EFFICAS II was a multicentre study to prospectively assess the impact of CF guidance for an effective reduction of PVI gaps. METHODS AND RESULTS: Pulmonary vein isolation using a radiofrequency (RF) ablation catheter with an integrated force sensor (TactiCathâ„¢) was performed in patients with PAF...
August 2015: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
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