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Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
Volume 2017, Article ID 1686290, 13 pages
Research Article

Mini Electrodes on Ablation Catheters: Valuable Addition or Redundant Information?—Insights from a Computational Study

1Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
2Institute for Experimental Cardiovascular Medicine, University Heart Center Freiburg, Bad Krozingen and Medical Faculty, University of Freiburg, Elsässer Str. 2Q, 79 110 Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Correspondence should be addressed to Stefan Pollnow; ude.tik.tbi@snoitacilbup

Received 16 December 2016; Revised 2 February 2017; Accepted 16 February 2017; Published 3 May 2017

Academic Editor: Edite Figueiras

Copyright © 2017 Stefan Pollnow et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

In this scenario, the ablation catheter was initially placed in orthogonal orientation (O) at healthy myocardium (tilting angle 90°). To achieve gentle contact between catheter and myocardium in parallel orientation (P, tilting angle 0°), the distance between myocardium and catheter was set to 0.6 mm in O. We varied the tilting angles between 90° (O) and 0° (P) in steps of 15°. Similar to the scenario “Healthy myocardium”, ME2 was directly in contact with the myocardium at a tilting angle of 0°.

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