"This book is incredibly complete and easy-to-understand for anybody. I certainly recommend it for patients who want to know more about atrial fibrillation than what they will learn from doctors...."

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Terry Traver, former A-Fib patient

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Roy Salmon Patient, A-Fib Free; pacemakerclub.com, Sept. 2013

EPs Using Contact Force Sensing Catheters 

Steves Lists of Doctors by Specialty at A-Fib.comTo date I have been unsuccessful in finding or creating a list of Electrophysiologists (EP) usaing Contact Force Sensing Catheters. Two companies make the Contact Force sensing catheters currently on the market:

• Biosense Webster’s Thermocool Smart Touch irrigated tip ablation catheter with force sensing technology, 800-729-9010, 909-839-8500.
• St. Jude Medical’s TactiCath (Endosense) contact-force sensing ablation catheter, 800-328-9634, 651-756-2000

Neither company could provide me with a list of EPs or ablation centers using their contact force sensing catheters. One said that legally they couldn’t hand out such a list due to confidentiality agreements.

I will continue looking for this information and update this page when appropriate.

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