Transseptal catheterization using a powered radiofrequency transseptal needle

Dipak P. Shah, Bradley P. Knight

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Mechanical pressure applied to a Brockenbrough needle at the fossa ovalis is the standard transseptal puncture technique. Circumstances where the fossa ovalis is thick or aneurysmal can make this method challenging. In this case, we illustrate the use of a radiofrequency powered transseptal needle to cross the fossa ovalis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-16
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2010


  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Transseptal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)


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