Steerable Sheath Technology in the Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation

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Steerable Sheath Technology in the Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation

Author(s): Jubin Joseph, Kelvin C. K. Wong, Matthew R. Ginks, Yaver Bashir, Timothy R. Betts and Kim Rajappan

Affiliation: Oxford Heart Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford, OX3 9DU, United Kingdom.


Steerable sheaths have been shown to reduce procedure time in the catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF), where catheter positioning and stability is typically challenging. This review critically addresses and highlights the recent developments in design of sheaths used to manipulate the ablation catheter and how these developments may impact on the ablation procedure itself, in particular the likelihood of first-time success. Patents relating to steerable sheaths are reviewed and discussed to gauge potential future developments in this area.

Keywords: Atrial fibrillation, catheter ablation, clinical trials, left atrial circumferential ablation radiofrequency ablation, sheath technology, steerable sheaths.

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Article Details

Volume: 8
Issue Number: 3
First Page: 171
Last Page: 177
Page Count: 7
DOI: 10.2174/1574890109666140228154948

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