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  • n  surgical removal of a body part or tissue
  • n  the erosive process that reduces the size of glaciers

  • As heart procedures go, a "catheter ablation" is good news: using local anesthetic, a tiny probe is threaded through the arteries to the interior of the heart, where it zaps a few .
  • Blair, who first disclosed his heart problem last year, underwent a successful catheter ablation to restore normal heart rhythm.
  • Blair, who first disclosed his heart problem last year, underwent a successful catheter ablation to restore normal heart rhythm.
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  • Johns Hopkins in EurekAlert (press release)
    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...
  • Ian Rankin in CNNMoney.com
    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...
  • Brian Burke in Toronto Star
    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."

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