Clinical Resources

Published results noted below may include references to both on-label and off-label usage of the HeartLight Endoscopic Ablation System.
Long-Term Experience

Long-Term Experience

Pulmonary vein isolation using the visually guided laser balloon: a prospective, multicenter, and randomized comparison to standard radiofrequency ablation.
Dukkipati SR, Cuoco F, Kutinsky I, et al.
JACC. 2015;66(12):1350-60.

Visually guided laser ablation: a single-centre long-term experience.
Sediva L, Petru J, Skoda J, et al.
Europace Advance Access published July 16, 2014. doi:10.1093/europace/euu168.

Electrical isolation of pulmonary veins using laser catheter in treatment of paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation. One year results.
Osca J, Andres A, Cano O, et al.
Rev Esp Cardiol. 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rec.2015.08.022.

Lesion Durability

Lesion Durability

The durability of pulmonary vein isolation using the visually guided laser balloon catheter: Multicenter results of pulmonary vein remapping studies.
Dukkipati SR, Neuzil P, Kautzner J et al.
Heart Rhythm. 2012;9(6):919-925. doi:10.1016/j.hrthm.2012.01.019.

Dosing/Energy Titration

Dosing/Energy Titration

Energy titration strategies with the endoscopic ablation system: lessons from the high-dose vs. low-dose laser ablation study.
Bordignon S, Chun KRJ, Gunawardene M, et al.
Europace Advance Access published November 4, 2012. doi:10.1093/europace/eus352.

The influence of varying energy settings on efficacy and safety of endoscopic pulmonary vein isolation.
Metzner A, Wissner E, Schoonderwoerd B, et al.
Heart Rhythm. 2012;9(9):1380-1385. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2012.03.059.

Learning Curve

Learning Curve

How to learn pulmonary vein isolation with a novel ablation device: learning curve effects using the endoscopic ablation system.
Perrotta L, Bordignon S, Dugo D, Furnkranz A, Chun J, Schmidt B.
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2014;25(12):1293-1298.

Visually guided sequential pulmonary vein isolation: insights into techniques and predictors of acute success.
Schmidt B, Gunawardene M, Urban V et al.
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2012;23(6):576-582.

Review Articles

Review Articles

Endoscopic ablation systems.
Bordignon S, Chun KRJ, Gunawardene M, et al.
Expert Rev. Med. Devices. 2013;10(2):177-183.

HeartLight: The endoscopically guided laser ablation system.
Schmidt B.
Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society Newsletter. 2015;22:2-5.