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Surgical Ablation Pen

Cardioblate Surgical Ablation Pens

Procedural Versatility and Malleability


Medtronic will go to nearly any length to help you more easily treat your surgical ablation patients. Cardioblate® Surgical Ablation Pens offer the unique advantages of irrigated ablation technology:

  • Irrigation allows energy to be driven further into the tissue for a deeper lesion1
  • Offers procedural versatility and malleability
  • Minimizes tissue charring

Cardioblate XL Surgical Ablation Pen

The Cardioblate XL Surgical Ablation Pen features an extended length monopolar shaft (20 cm) designed for cardiac ablation procedures on difficult-to-access tissue. It is especially useful for:

  • Small thoracotomy approaches
  • Larger or “barrel-chested” full sternotomy patients

The extended length shaft is reinforced to provide added column strength, yet it is fully malleable so it can be conformed to meet virtually any anatomical challenge. Its gray color is designed to reduce glare during cardiac ablation procedures.

Cardioblate Standard Surgical Ablation Pen

The Cardioblate Standard Surgical Ablation Pen provides easy-to-use features:

  • Malleable shaft allows you to shape the device to reach all areas of the heart
  • Ergonomic handheld design

Important Safety Information

Possible complications related to the ablation of cardiac tissue in combination with open heart surgery are: tissue perforation, extension of extracorporeal bypass, perioperative heart rhythm disturbances (atrial and/or ventricular), postoperative embolic complications, pericardial effusion or tamponade, injury to the great vessels, valve leaflet damage, conduction disturbances (SA/AV node), and acute ischemic myocardial event.


  1. Demazumder D, Mirotznik MS, Schwartzman D. Biophysics of radiofrequency ablation using an irrigated electrode. J Intervent Card Electrophysiol. 2001(5):377–389.