Ablation Sensing Unit & Switch Matrix

Product Code(s)

  • ASU
  • ASB

Ablation Sensing Unit (ASU)

The ASU produces and delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy in a bipolar mode, at a frequency of approximately 460 kHz, with a maximum output power ranging from:

  • 22.8 watts up to 28.5 watts for the Isolator clamps
  • 12.0 watts up to 30.0 watts for the Isolator Transpolar pen or Coolrail linear pen devices depending on the mode of operation

The operating mode is a function of the hand pieces or pen and is set by the ASU. The ASU is designed to operate only with an AtriCure Bipolar Handpiece, AtriCure Isolator Pen, or AtriCure Coolrail linear pen. The footswitch is the input device used to activate RF energy delivery.

Used in conjunction with the Ablation Switch Box (ASB), optimal algorithms maintain the balance of energy delivery with the impedance of the tissue. As the tissue temperature increases, impedance decreases. Power should be reduced to avoid overheating the tissue at the surface. As the cells begin to break down, impedance increases. Power should be increased to maintain the rate of work.

Ablation Switch Box (ASB)

The ASB is a reusable accessory interface module that allows simultaneous connection of AtriCure Isolator Transpolar ablative handpiece and pen devices to the ASU RF generator.

Used in conjunction with the ASU, optimal algorithms maintain the balance of energy delivery with the impedance of the tissue. As the tissue temperature increases, impedance decreases. Power should be reduced to avoid overheating the tissue at the surface. As the cells begin to break down, impedance increases. Power should be increased to maintain the rate of work.

 

Instructions for Use - ASU

Instructions for Use - ASB

For additional information, see the PMA..