DiamondTemp™ Ablation System
for Real-time, Temperature-controlled Ablation
As the only open-irrigated RF catheter with industrial diamonds to optimize power based on tissue surface temperature, the DiamondTemp ablation system (DTA) with RealTemp is safe and effective, and has demonstrated procedural efficiencies compared to contact force-sensing RF.1Download Brochure
The 8.0 Fr ablation catheter includes industrial diamonds, enabling rapid cooling due to their high thermal diffusivity property. The catheter tip is comprised of platinum-iridium and diamond components. A network of chemical vapor deposit (CVD) industrial diamonds acts as heat-shunting material.
Exclusive diamond shunt network enables rapid catheter tip cooling and a low-flow irrigation rate of 8 ml/min.2
Temperature provides direct feedback on lesion creation. Irreversible tissue damage is created at temperatures > 50° C.5
A high-resolution electrode (HRE) at the catheter tip allows for the recording of highly localized signals at the center of ablation with minimal far-field artifact.2
The 8.0 Fr open-irrigated catheter features a 4.1 mm tip segment consisting of six externally placed temperature-sensing thermocouples, a dual composite tip electrode, two ring electrodes, and six irrigation ports.
Includes customized offerings:
1. 2.0 mm
2. 3.5 mm
3. 4.1 mm
4. 3x Distal Thermocouples
5. 6x Irrigation Ports
6. Distal RF Electrode — 0.6 mm
7. Distal Diamond — 0.5 mm
8. Proximal RF Electrode — 3.0 mm
9. 3x Proximal Thermocouples
10. Proximal Diamond
11. Distal Ring Electrode
12. Proximal Ring Electrode
Not approved or available for sale/distribution in all geographies.
Kautzner J, Albenque JP, Natale A, et al. A Novel Temperature-Controlled Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation System Used to Treat Patients With Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. March 2021;7(3):352-363.
Avila C. DiamondTemp Catheter Design. Medtronic data on file, January 2021.
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Eckert ERG, Drake RM. Heat and Mass Transfer. Cited in: Holman JP. Heat Transfer. Ninth edition. McGraw Hill; 2002.
Nath S, DiMarco JP, Haines DE. Basic aspects of radiofrequency catheter ablation. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. October 1994;5(10):863-876.