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Carbon nanotube facilitation of myocardial ablation with radiofrequency energy

By Duy T Nguyen, Waseem Barham, Lijun Zheng, Benjamin Shillinglaw, Wendy S. Tzou, Bonnie Neltner, Luisa Mestroni, Susanna Bosi, Laura Ballerini, Maurizio Prato and William H. Sauer


The use of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in oncology has been proposed for the purpose of sensitizing tumors to radiofrequency (RF) ablation. We hypothesize that myocardial tissue infiltrated with CNTs will improve thermal conductivity of RF heating and lead to altered ablation lesion characteristics

Topics: carbon nanotubes, catheter ablation, lesion size, myocardium, thermal conductivity, Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine, Physiology (medical)
Year: 2014
DOI identifier: 10.1111/jce.12509
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