Balloon catheters facilitate pulmonary vein (PV) isolation, but current technology is limited by either a single ablative element, potentially leading to over-ablation of thin and under-ablation of thick tissue, or prolonged procedure times. Visualized by electroanatomical mapping, a novel compliant radiofrequency balloon catheter with 10 irrigated, flexible electrodes can simultaneously and independently deliver energy. Herein, we evaluated the feasibility, safety, and short-term efficacy of this radiofrequency balloon in a multicenter, single-arm, first-in-human study.
Reddy VY, Schilling R, Grimaldi M, Horton R, Natale A, Riva S, Tondo C, Kuck KH, Neuzil P, McInnis K, Bishara M, Zhang B, Govari A, Abdelaal A, Mansour M. Pulmonary Vein Isolation With a Novel Multielectrode Radiofrequency Balloon Catheter That Allows Directionally Tailored Energy Delivery: Short-Term Outcomes From a Multicenter First-in-Human Study (RADIANCE). Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2019 Dec;12(12):e007541. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.119.007541.