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A method of applying ablation energy to achieve transmurality including applying ablation energy at a starting power to a tissue site and monitoring the impedance of the tissue site. The power applied to the tissue site can be increased in response to detection of a power plateau or application of a first power for a minimum time according to some embodiments. A power applied to the tissue site can be reduced in response to an increase in impedance according to some embodiments. Transmurality can be indicated in response to a transmurality plateau following a rise in impedance according to some embodiments.

Title
Transmural ablation systems and methods
Application Number
11/780911
Publication Number
7959626 (B2)
Application Date
July 20, 2007
Publication Date
June 14, 2011
Inventor
Mark T Stewart
Lino Lakes
MN, US
David E Francischelli
Anoka
MN, US
Jinback Hong
Maple Grove
MN, US
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
A61B 18/18
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