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  • Writer's pictureJohn Catanzano, MD

Effects Of Intraluminal Content On Esophageal Lesion Formation During Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation: Preliminary Data

Fabrizio Assis, Harikrishna Tandri, Rushil Shah, Christopher Batich, Parag Karmarkar, Akhilesh Gonuguntla, Michele Dill, Ekin C. Uzunoglu and John N. Catanzaro

Originally published16 Nov 2023 Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. 2023;16:672–674


I'm happy to share that our research letter, where we evaluated the role of esophageal content in changing thermal conductance on esophageal lesion (EL) formation during radiofrequency energy ablation, has been published in the Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology.


This article was sent to N.A. Mark Estes III, Guest Editor, for review by expert referees, editorial decision, and final disposition.

For Sources of Funding and Disclosures, see page 673.

Correspondence to: John N. Catanzaro, MD, MBA, Division of Cardiology, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina Heart Institute at East Carolina University Health Medical Center, 115 Heart Dr, Greenville, NC 27834.


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