Radiofrequency ablation with four electrodes as a building block for matrix radiofrequency ablation: Ex vivo liver experiments and finite element method modelling. Influence of electric and activation mode on coagulation size and geometry KU Leuven
Steam ablation versus radiofrequency and laser ablation: an in vivo histological comparative trial KU Leuven
Local tumour control after radiofrequency or microwave ablation for colorectal liver metastases in relation to histopathological growth patterns Universiteit Antwerpen
Evaluation of pulmonary vein reconnection during repeat ablation for atrial fibrillation, following primary pulmonary vein isolation using laser balloon ablation as compared to radiofrequency catheter ablation Universiteit Hasselt
Repeat Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence Post Cryoballoon or Radiofrequency Ablation in the FIRE AND ICE Trial Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Background: The FIRE AND ICE trial assessed efficacy and safety of pulmonary vein (PV) isolation using cryoballoon versus radiofrequency current (RFC) ablation in patients with drug refractory, symptomatic, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF). The purpose of the current study was to assess index lesion durability as well as reablation strategy and outcomes in trial patients undergoing a reablation procedure.
Methods: Patients with ...
CRYOBALLOON ABLATION OF DYSPLASTIC BARRETT'S ESOPHAGUS CAUSES SHORTER DURATION AND LESS SEVERE POST-PROCEDURAL PAIN AS COMPARED TO RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION KU Leuven
Efficacy and safety of novel temperature-controlled radiofrequency ablation system during pulmonary vein isolation in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation Vrije Universiteit Brussel
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Saline-irrigated radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for atrial fibrillation (AF) is limited by the absence of reliable thermal feedback limiting the utility of temperature monitoring for power titration. The DiamondTemp (DT) ablation catheter was designed to allow efficient temperature-controlled irrigated ablation. We sought to assess the 1-year clinical safety and efficacy of the DT catheter in treating drug-refractory ...
Comparison between radiofrequency with contact force-sensing and second-generation cryoballoon for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation catheter ablation Vrije Universiteit Brussel
AIMS: Whether pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) using contact force (CF)-guided radiofrequency (RF) or second-generation cryoballoon (CB) present similar efficacy and safety remains uncertain.
METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a multicentre study comparing procedural safety and arrhythmia recurrence after standardized PVI catheter ablation for PAF using CF-guided RF ablation (Thermocool(®) ...
Esophageal Findings in the Setting of a Novel Preventive Strategy to Avoid Thermal Lesions during Hybrid Thoracoscopic Radiofrequency Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Purpose The development of an atrio-esophageal fistula, a rare yet potentially lethal complication of ablation for atrial fibrillation, could be related to direct tissue heat transfer during and immediately after the ablation. We therefore studied the postoperative esophageal findings by esophagogastroduodenoscopy in patients that underwent a hybrid ablation procedure using a novel preventive strategy to avoid thermal lesions. Methods ...