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Financing Commitment Letter - Transamerica Business Credit Corp. and Cardima Inc.

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                       [TRANSAMERICA BUSINESS CREDIT]

March 27, 1998


Mr. Ronald Bourquin
Chief Financial Officer
Cardima, Inc.
47266 Benicia Street
Fremont, CA 94538

Dear Ron:

Transamerica Business Credit Corporation - Technology Finance Division
("Lender") is pleased to offer financing for working capital purposes
described in this letter to Cardima, Inc. ("Borrower"). This Commitment
supersedes all prior correspondence, commitments, and oral and other
communications relating to financing arrangements between Borrower and Lender.

The outline of this offer is as follows:

Borrow:                  Cardima, Inc.

Transamerica Business Credit Corporation - Technology Finance Division, or its
affiliates, successors or assigns.

Use of Proceeds:
Proceeds of the Loan outlined herein will be used for general working capital

Anticipated Closing Date:
The Closing Date(s) is anticipated to be on or after March 31, 1998, but in no
event later than March 31, 1999.

Loan Amount:
Not to exceed $3,000,000, with each advance (except the last) to be not less
than $1,000,000.

To secure the loan, Lender will require a perfected first lien and security
interest in all assets of Borrower, now owned or hereafter acquired, including
cash, accounts receivable, inventory, machinery, equipment, furniture,
fixtures, tools, copyrights, licenses, patents, trademarks, tradenames, other
intellectual property, leases, leasehold improvements, general intangibles,
and all other assets.

Subject to the right of first offer set forth below, Lender agrees that it
will subordinate its interest in accounts receivable of Borrower, if required
by a qualified lender in connection with a working capital line of credit
subject to a subordination agreement acceptable to Lender.


Interest Rate:
11.50% per annum.

Loan Payments:
Payments of interest only shall be paid monthly in arrears for the first 6
months of the Loan. Thereafter, 30 equal payments of principal and interest
shall be paid monthly in arrears. A final balloon payment shall be paid at the
end of month 36. Assuming a single advance of the entire $3,000,000, payments
for each of the first 6 months would be $28,750, payments for each of the next
30 months would be $106,941.58 and the balloon payment at the end of month 36
would be $300,000.

Right of First Offer:
If and when, during the term of the Loan, Borrower seeks revolving working
capital financing secured by its accounts receivable, Borrower will so notify
Lender and permit Lender to make a proposal to provide such financing. Lender
must reply to Borrower's notice within 15 days of the date of such notice,
indicating whether Lender accepts for declines to make such proposal. Borrower
will be required to accept Lender's proposal if the terms and conditions of
the proposal are no less favorable to Borrower than any other proposal
received by Borrower.

Loan Prepayment:
Borrower may prepay the Loan any time after the first 12 months of the term. A
prepayment premium of 4% of the principal amount being prepaid will be charged
for prepayments made during months 13-24 and 2% for prepayments made during
months 25-36.

Warrant Coverage:
As an inducement to the Lender to enter into this financing, the Borrower will
provide to Lender warrants to acquire shares of the Borrower's common stock
having an aggregate exercise price equal to $300,000. The exercise price per
share will be the trading price of the shares at the close of the market on
the date hereof. The warrants will be exercisable for a period of five years.
Lender will have the option to exercise the Warrants without payment of the
exercise price and receive only that number of shares which represents the
value of the difference between the fair market value of the shares and the
exercise price (i.e. "net issuance" or "cashless exercise").

Conditions Precedent to Lending:
Each Loan will be subject to the following:
1.  No material adverse change in the financial condition, operations or
    prospects of the Borrower prior to funding.
2.  Completion of the documentation and final terms of the proposed financing
    satisfactory to Lender and Lender's counsel.
3.  Results of all legal due diligence, including lien, judgment and tax
    search and other matters Lenders may request shall be satisfactory to
    Lender and Lender's counsel.
4.  Lender shall receive a valid and perfected first priority lien and
    security interest in the Collateral and Lender shall have received
    satisfactory evidence that there are no liens on the Collateral except as
    expressly permitted herein.

Additional Covenants:
There will be no actual or threatened conflict with, or violation of, any
regulatory statute, standard or rule relating to the Lessee, its present or


operations, or the Equipment.

Fees and Expenses:
The Borrower will be responsible for the Lender's reasonable expenses in
connection with the transaction, whether or not it closes.

This letter and the proposed Loan are intended to be governed by and
constructed in accordance with Illinois law without regard to its conflict of
law provisions.

Borrower agrees to indemnify and to hold harmless Lender, and its officers,
directors and employees against all claims, damages, liabilities and expenses
which may be incurred by or asserted against any such person in connection
with or arising out of this letter and the transactions contemplated hereby,
other than claims, damages, liability, and expense resulting from such
person's gross negligence or willful misconduct.

This letter is delivered to you with the understanding that neither it nor its
substance shall be disclosed publicly or privately to any third person except
those who are in a confidential relationship to you (such as your legal
counsel and accounts), or where the same is required by law (including all
applicable federal and state securities laws), which conditions Borrower and
its agents agree to be bound by upon acceptance of this letter.

Borrower agrees to provide camera ready artwork of typestyles and logos of the
Borrower for use in promotional material by the Lender.

Conditions of Acceptance:
This Commitment Letter is intended to be a summary of the most important
elements of the agreement to enter into a loan transaction with Borrower, and
it is subject to all requirements and conditions contained in Loan
documentation proposed by Lender or its counsel in the course of closing the
Loans described herein. Not every provision that imposes duties, obligations,
burdens, or limitations on Borrower is contained herein, but shall be
contained in the final Loan documentation satisfactory to Lender and its


Commitment Fee:
Simultaneously with the acceptance by the Borrower of this Commitment, a
non-refundable Commitment Fee equal to 1.0% of the Loan Amount will be due the
Lender, to be retained by the Lender as compensation for the Commitment. The
Application Fee previously paid by the Borrower shall be


applied to the Commitment Fee.

Commitment Expiration:
This commitment shall expire on April 3, 1998, unless prior thereto either
extended in writing by the Lender or accepted as provided below by the

Should you have any questions, please call me. If you wish to accept this
Commitment, please so indicate by signing and returning the enclosed duplicate
copy of this letter to me by April 3, 1998.

                                        Yours truly,

                                        TRANSAMERICA BUSINESS CREDIT
                                        CORP--TECHNOLOGY FINANCE DIVISION

                                            /s/ Gerald A. Michaud
                                          Gerald A. Michaud
                                          Senior Vice President - Marketing

Accepted this 27th day of March, 1998


   /s/ Ronald E. Barry
   Ronald E. Barry