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Temperature Matters because surgical ablation procedures rely on specific temperatures to induce irreversible cell death. Delivery of too much RF energy may overheat and char tissue; and temperatures that aren’t cold enough may not completely freeze tissue.
Medtronic is committed to cardiac surgery and providing you with technologically advanced surgical ablation devices, designed with temperature control and ease of use in mind.
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