With a broad portfolio of catheters available; physicians can deliver optimal treatment, whether it’s to ablate or wait. Includes Contact Force Technology and Irrigated Ablation Technology such as:
THERMOCOOL® Catheter Technology
THERMOCOOL® Catheter is a steerable, multiple electrode catheter with a deflectable tip to facilitate electrophysiological mapping of the heart and to transmit RF (radiofrequency) current to the catheter tip electrode for ablation purposes.
Features & Benefits:
High-torque polyurethane shaft with a deflectable tip section that includes an array of platinum electrodes
All electrode may be used for recording and stimulation, but only the tip electrode may be used to deliver RF energy from the generator
Available with either a thermocouple or thermistor temperature sensor
THERMOCOOL® SF Catheters
Advance open irrigation to a new level with the THERMOCOOL® SF Catheter. Innovative catheter design allows for uniform cooling across the entire catheter tip at half the flow rate. The advanced porous tip design enables maximum cooling efficiency regardless of catheter orientation, helping to further reduce the risk of thrombus formation.1,2
* When compared with the THERMOCOOL® Catheter.
1 Ikeda et A. Comparison of 6 and 56 Hole Irrigated Radiofrequency Ablation Electrodes in Lesion Size and Thrombus: Impact of Contact Force and Electrode Orientation on Electrode Temperature and Power Delivery. HRS 2014.
2 Oberti et Al. Radiofrequency Ablation With Electrode in Contact With Circular Mapping Catheter: Coagulation, Char, and Pop Ocurrence Comparison With Two Types of Irrigated Ablation Catheters. Abstracts presented at AHA 2014.
3 Park et Al. Enhanced efficiency of a novel porous tip irrigated RF ablation catheter for pulmonary vein isolation. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2013 Dec.
Features & Benefits:
Easier fluid management due to half the flow rate
Less risk of fluid overload in patients with left ventricular dysfuntion1,3
3.5mm tip – with no trade-offs between power and signal resolution1