8. Transcatheter Ablation: Therapeutic Electrophysiology

  1. Richard N. Fogoros

Published Online: 16 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118399613.ch8

Electrophysiologic Testing, Fifth Edition

Electrophysiologic Testing, Fifth Edition

How to Cite

Fogoros, R. N. (2012) Transcatheter Ablation: Therapeutic Electrophysiology, in Electrophysiologic Testing, Fifth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118399613.ch8

Author Information

  1. Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 29 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470674239

Online ISBN: 9781118399613



  • transcatheter ablation, therapeutic electrophysiology;
  • transcatheter ablation, positioning a catheter within the heart;
  • radiofrequency (RF) energy;
  • lesions created by DC energy, related to energy used;
  • RF generators, for electrophysiology procedures;
  • ablation of AV junction;
  • slow AV nodal pathway, “mapping” and anatomic approach;
  • ablating atrial fibrillation, challenging electrophysiologists;
  • unusual ventricular tachycardia ablation;
  • CARTO mapping system (Biosense Webster), magnetic field mapping


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The technology of transcatheter ablation

  • Ablation of the AV junction

  • Ablation of AV nodal reentrant tachycardia

  • Ablation of bypass tracts

  • Ablation of atrial tachyarrhythmias

  • Ablation of reentrant ventricular tachycardias

  • Ablation of unusual ventricular tachycardias

  • Electroanatomic mapping systems

  • Complications of RF ablation