Published in Heart Disease Weekly, September 4th, 2005
According to scientists in Australia, "Burns at the dispersive electrode are serious complications of diathermy and radiofrequency (RF) ablation procedures. We aimed to create a new methodology to reduce the incidence of dispersive electrode related skin burns."
A. Thiagalingam and colleagues of Westmead Hospital explained, "We hypothesized that a dispersive electrode incorporating a thermochromic liquid crystal (TLC) layer could accurately measure underlying skin temperatures and help prevent burns. The TLC electrode was...
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