ablation ablation

Definition(s):

  1. (n) surgical removal of a body part or tissue
  2. (n) the erosive process that reduces the size of glaciers

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Yet, because there is little ablationreturn of moisture to the atmospherethis light precipitation has become a glacier of up to a mile or more in depth.
  2. The ablation is directed at the bundle branch.

News

  1. West Penn Allegheny Clinical Trial Tests New Barrett's Esophagus Treatment

    Pittsburgh researchers are investigating whether a new ablation technology can provide safer and more effective treatment for patients with Barrett’s esophagus, a condition that can progress to esophageal cancer if left untreated. (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10823110.htm
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Research and Markets: Global Ablation Technologies Market Report 2012-2016: Boston Scientific, Medtronic, St Jude ...

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Ablation Technologies Market 2012-2016" report to
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. UMC receives $50,000 equipment grant to support Halo System

    University Medical Center Foundation received a $50,000 grant from the Lizanell and Colbert Coldwell Foundation, used to purchase medical equipment and supplies to support the Halo Ablation System to prevent Barrett's Esophagus in patients at risk of developing esophageal cancer.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: El Paso Times

Quotes

  1. In an accompanying editorial, Hugh Calkins, MD, professor of medicine and director of the electrophysiology lab at Johns Hopkins Hospital, writes "There is no question that those involved with catheter ablation of AF urgently need a method to...
    on Aug 22, 2006 By: Johns Hopkins Source: EurekAlert (press release)

  2. Mr. Rankin commented on the new relationship with Cardima: "Dot Medical is almost exclusively focused on products for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. We are extremely pleased that Cardima, with its highly innovative ablation and diagnostic...
    on May 29, 2008 By: Ian Rankin Source: CNNMoney.com

  3. "Our information from our doctors is there's a standard 20 per cent failure rate with this procedure," said Burke. "We're not surprised. Obviously, we'd prefer it worked the first time. The second ablation, the success rate is much higher."
    on Dec 4, 2009 By: Brian Burke Source: Toronto Star

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