BIOTRONIK‘s new ablation catheter, the AlCath Flux eXtra Gold, is already available throughout Europe. Building on the superior thermal properties of gold, the catheter tip’s X-shaped configuration of the 12 irrigation channels further increases the cooling effect. The Gold-tip electrode remains cool during energy delivery even at relatively low flow rates and high power settings. Proximal cooling specifically addresses the transition from tip to shaft to prevent charring during the procedure. Compared to platinum catheters, Gold-tip ablation catheters demonstrated a significant reduction in incidence and size of thrombus during irrigated ablation.