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Ablation Energy Sources: Principles and Utility in Ablation Without Fluoroscopy

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The development of ablation energy sources has allowed for catheter-based therapy of various arrhythmic substrates. Each energy source differs in its physiology of lesion formation as well as its relative advantages and disadvantages when harnessed for reduced-fluoroscopy ablation. Commonly used and alternative ablation energy sources are surveyed here. Specific considerations when these energy sources are utilized in low- and zero-fluoroscopy scenarios are addressed, and potential strategies that may be employed are outlined.

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  • Ablation
  • Radiofrequency
  • Cryoablation
  • Laser
  • Fluoroscopic-reduction

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Khoo, C. (2019). Ablation Energy Sources: Principles and Utility in Ablation Without Fluoroscopy. In: Proietti, R., Wang, Y., Yao, Y., Zhong, G., Lin Wu, S., Ayala-Paredes, F. (eds) Cardiac Electrophysiology Without Fluoroscopy. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-16992-3_3

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