Contact force (CF) during radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an important determinant of endocardial lesion size with limited data on epicardial RFA and CF. We evaluated CF characteristics using irrigated RFA on the epicardium in an ovine model.
Wong, M. C. G., Edwards, G., Spence, S., Kalman, J. M., Kumar, S., Joseph, S. A., & Morton, J. B. (2013). Characterization of Catheter-Tissue Contact Force During Epicardial Radiofrequency Ablation in an Ovine Model. Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 6(6), 1222-1228. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCEP.113.000184