Kevin J. Makati, MD and colleagues discuss the evolution of the hybrid convergent ablation procedure, discuss their recently published outcome data utilizing endocardial cryoablation with the convergent approach, and outline future directions that entail integrating epicardial LAA management with the hybrid AF convergent procedure.
Max Weiss, MD, and Eugene H. Chung, MD summarize the current body of literature on the cardiovascular effects of COVID-19 on athletes, as well as expert recommendations on the management of affected patients in this population.
Toshimasa Okabe, MD and colleagues outline the application of RemoteControl™ (Medtronic) technology, which offers real-time remote testing and programming of a CIED without the need for clinical device specialists in the EP lab.
Mehmet Ali Elbey, MD and colleagues summarize the current evidence for the EsoSure Esophageal Retractor (EPreward, Inc.) and provide information for its safety and efficacy, as well as review the study that examined its use in patients undergoing radiofrequency ablation in atrial fibrillation.
It has been a long time since any novel techniques have been developed to further improve EGM signal fidelity. Given the critical importance of intracardiac EGMs during most ablation procedures, new ideas to improve EGM fidelity are welcome.