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Title: Ablation of a therapy-resistant posteroseptal accessory atrioventricular pathway: Going for gold
Author(s): C.J. McCann , B. Gal , P. Geelen
Journal: Acta Cardiologica
Volume: 65    Issue: 2   Date: 2010   
Pages: 269-270
DOI: 10.2143/AC.65.2.2047067

Abstract :
Posteroseptal accessory pathways are sometimes resistant to ablation because of the complex anatomy of this region. Ex-vivo experiments have demonstrated that gold-tip radiofrequency ablation catheters create deeper lesions than conventional platinum-iridium tip catheters. This case of a 62-year-old man with Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome illustrates that the ability to create such lesions can be a very useful option when previous attempts with platinum-iridium tip catheters have failed.