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The invention provides apparatus and methods for mapping conduction pathways and creating transmural lesions in the heart wall for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. The apparatus may include at least one epicardial ablation probe having a plurality of electrodes for creating a transmural lesion. The apparatus and method facilitate the formation of a transmural lesion which electrically isolates the pulmonary veins from the surrounding myocardium without cutting or penetrating the pericardial reflections.

Title
Methods of epicardial ablation
Application Number
9/157824
Publication Number
6237605 (B1)
Application Date
September 21, 1998
Publication Date
May 29, 2001
Inventor
Casper deClerq
San Francisco
CA, US
Ajit S Shah
Portola Valley
CA, US
Daniel D Merrick
Pleasanton
CA, US
Matthias Vaska
Menlo Park
CA, US
Agent
Jens E Hoekendijk
US
Assignee
Epicor
CA, US
IPC
A61B 19/00
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