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Is There an Upper Limit of Ablation Index? The Fair Compromise between Safety and Efficacy

Volume 11 - Issue 5

Domenico Grieco*, Ermenegildo De Ruvo, Antonio Scarà, Alessio Borrelli, Luigi Sciarra and Leonardo Calo

Received: December 03, 2018;   Published: December 11, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.11.002179

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Perforation during catheter procedures is relatively uncommon, but potentially fatal if tamponade ensues. This case analyzes the relationship between the occurrence of cardiac perforation during AF Radio Frequency ablation and the Ablation Index (AI), a single index value representing force, contact, time during Pulmonary Vein Isolation (PVI) point-by-point encircling.

Abbreviations : PVI : Pulmonary Vein Isolation; AF: Atrial Fibrillation; RF: Radio Frequency; AI: Ablation Index; FTI: Force-Time Interval

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