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As the only open-irrigated RF catheter with industrial diamonds to optimize power based on tissue surface temperature, the DiamondTemp ablation catheter with RealTemp™ is safe and effective, and has demonstrated procedural efficiencies compared to contact force-sensing RF.1
Watch as four experienced EPs share how the DiamondTemp™ ablation system uses direct tissue surface temperature measurement to create effective lesions.
The leader in cryoballoon technology, bringing over 16 years of clinical experience, and more than one million patients treated.2 The only ablation catheter indicated to treat first-line paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) patients.3-6
The Freezor and Freezor™ Xtra catheters are the only FDA-approved ablation catheters for the treatment of AVNRT in both pediatric* and adult patients. Cryoablation is the safe choice with no incidence of AV block reported.7-22
* Indicated for patients over two years of age.
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Drago F, Placidi S, Righi D, et al. Cryoablation of AVNRT in children and adolescents: early intervention leads to a better outcome. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2014;25(4):398–403.
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Reents T, Springer B, Ammar S, et al. Long-term follow-up after cryoablation for adolescent atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia: recurrence is not predictable. Europace. 2012;14(11):1629–1633.
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Scaglione M, Ebrille E, Caponi D, et al. Single center experience of fluoroless AVNRT ablation guided by electroanatomic reconstruction in children and adolescents. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2013;36(12):1460–1467.
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