¿Es Ventajoso Adaptar el Controlador PI al Tipo de Electrodo en Ablación Cardíaca Percutánea por RF?: Estudio Basado en Modelos Teóricos

  • J. AlbaEmail author
  • M. Trujillo
  • R. Blasco
  • E. Berjano
Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 33)


The commercially available generators for radio- frequency (RF) cardiac catheter ablation employ a proportional-integral (PI) controller. Its performance is based on the value of two parameters, K p and K i , which are fixed, regardless the electrode type, i.e. different diameter, length, and temperature sensor type. Our aim was to assess by means of theoretical models whether values of K p and K i specifically chosen for each electrode type could affect the performance of the temperature-controlled RF cardiac ablation. We used theoretical models solved by the Finite Element Method. The results suggest that the specific choice of K p and K i parameters adapted to different types of electrode does not provide a clinically important enhancement.

Palabras claves

ablación por radiofrecuencia ablación cardíaca elementos finitos control de temperatura 


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© Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Biomedical Synergy, Departamento de Ingeniería ElectrónicaUniversidad Politécnica de ValenciaValenciaEspaña
  2. 2.Departamento de Matemática AplicadaInstituto Universitario de Matemática Pura y AplicadaValenciaEspaña
  3. 3.Departamento de Ingeniería de Sistemas y AutomáticaUniversidad Politécnica de ValenciaValenciaEspaña

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