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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326838/increasing-the-single-procedure-success-rate-of-pulmonary-vein-isolation
#1
Mattias Duytschaever, Mark O'Neill, Martin Martinek
To improve the single-procedural success and long-term outcomes of catheter ablation techniques for AF, there is a need for durable, contiguous and transmural lesions encircling the pulmonary veins (PV). Measurement of contact force (CF) between the catheter tip and the target tissue can optimise ablation procedures. A new approach to obtain single-procedure durable PV isolation (PVI) using the latest CF technology combined with the CARTO VISITAG™ Module with Ablation Index (Biosense Webster) has been shown in small studies to almost eliminate recurrence of paroxysmal AF at 1-year follow up and to make PVI procedures more reproducible...
December 2017: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315991/efficacy-of-catheter-ablation-of-focal-sources-in-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
#2
Yoshihide Takahashi, Syu Yamashita, Masahito Suzuki, Kento Yabe, Kenzo Hirao
INTRODUCTION: Recent studies suggest that atrial fibrillation (AF) is maintained by electrical activity arising from focal sources. We sought to test whether catheter ablation that targets focal sources can improve on current ablation protocols for persistent AF. METHODS AND RESULTS: In patients with persistent AF whose AF did not terminate with pulmonary vein isolation, the left atrium was mapped with a 20-pole high-density mapping catheter using CARTO®3 navigation...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305676/impact-of-3d-mapping-on-procedural-characteristics-and-outcomes-in-cryoballoon-pulmonary-vein-isolation-for-atrial-fibrillation
#3
Emily N Guhl, Evan Adelstein, Andrew Voigt, Norman C Wang, Samir Saba, Sandeep K Jain
PURPOSE: The use of 3D mapping during cryoballoon pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is optional with added cost but potential benefit in aiding vein identification, reducing fluoroscopy, and post-ablation testing. Data are limited evaluating procedural characteristics and outcomes in patients undergoing cryoballoon PVI with mapping vs. no mapping. In the present study, we compare procedural characteristics and recurrence-free rates in patients undergoing cryoballoon PVI among patients using CARTO®, NavX™, or no mapping system...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226502/s-r-difference-in-v1-v2-is-a-novel-criterion-for-differentiating-the-left-from-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-arrhythmias
#4
Onur Kaypakli, Hasan Koca, Durmus Yıldıray Sahin, Fadime Karataş, Suleyman Ozbicer, Mevlüt Koç
AIM: The correct estimation of the VA origin as RVOT or LVOT results in reduced ablation duration reduced radiation exposure and decreased number of vascular access. In our study, we aimed to detect the predictive value of S-R difference in V1-V2 for differentiating the left from right ventricular outflow tract arrhythmias. METHODS: We included 123 patients with symptomatic frequent premature ventricular outflow tract contractions who underwent successful catheter ablation (70 male, 53 female; mean age 46...
December 10, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166718/-value-of-two-left-atrium-and-pulmonary-vein-stereoscopic-imaging-reconstruction-methods-on-guiding-radiofrequency-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
#5
Y Tian, S Zhou, Y H Yin, Y X Zheng, R P Wang, X Q Liu, Z Q Liu, Q F Liu, W Liu, J Pang, Z Jiang, L H Tian, J Huang, L Yang
Objective: To compare the value of two 3D imaging reconstruction methods for left atria and pulmonary vein on guiding the catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF). Methods: From January 2014 to January 2017, a total of 100 drug refractory paroxysmal AF patients were divided into left atria direct angiography group (n=50), and indirect angiography group (n=50). 3D CARTO system was applied for mapping and guiding the ablation procedure. Patients assigned to direct angiography group were treated as follows: intraoperative puncture of atrial septum, inject contrast agent directly into the left atrium, conduct left atrial and pulmonary venous rotation angiography, reconstruct three-dimensional image, integrate the image into real-time X-ray system to facilitate circumferential pulmonary vein isolation...
November 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166717/-left-atrial-appendage-volume-is-a-valuable-predictor-of-atrial-fibrillation-recurrence-after-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation
#6
G A Zheng, C Y Lin, L Weng, J D Chen
Objective: To investigate the association between the left atrial appendage (LAA) volume and atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence after radiofrequency catheter ablation. Methods: We prospectively enrolled sixty-two patients with AF (40 cases with paroxysmal AF, 22 cases with persistent AF) who successfully underwent a first AF catheter ablation and had performed contrast-enhanced cardiac computed tomography (CT) prior to the procedure to measure LAA volumes in our hospital from January 2012 to August 2015. Circumferential pulmonary vein isolation was performed under the guidance of three-dimension mapping system (CARTO system)...
November 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102650/safety-and-feasibility-of-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-using-amigo-%C3%A2-system-versus-manual-approach-a-pilot-study
#7
Antonio Scarà, Luigi Sciarra, Ermenegildo De Ruvo, Alessio Borrelli, Domenico Grieco, Zefferino Palamà, Paolo Golia, Lucia De Luca, Marco Rebecchi, Leonardo Calò
BACKGROUND: The Amigo(®) Remote Catheter System is a relatively new robotic system for catheter navigation. This study compared feasibility and safety using Amigo (RCM) versus manual catheter manipulation (MCM) to treat paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF). Contact force (CF) and force-time integral (FTI) values obtained during pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) ablation were compared. METHODS: Forty patients were randomly selected for either RCM (20) or MCM (20). All were studied with the Thermocool(®) SmartTouch(®) force-sensing catheter (STc)...
November 1, 2017: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081135/-study-on-the-three-dimensional-mapping-to-reduce-the-x-ray-exposure-dose-of-interventional-doctors-in-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-of-atrioventricular-nodal-reentry-tachycardia
#8
R Wang, N Zhang, R H Wang, J Gao, Z Q Zhao, Y P Jia, M Sun
Objective: To explore the advantage of radiofrequency catheter ablation under the three-dimensional mapping in the treatment of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) in reducing the X-ray exposure dose of interventional doctors. Methods: 79 patients with AVNRT, in the first hospital of Shanxi Medical University from January 2015 to June 2016, performed to do radiofrequency catheter ablation treatment were selected, and according to the random number method were divided into two-dimensional mapping group and three-dimensional mapping group...
August 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059485/clinical-assessment-and-comparison-of-annotation-algorithms-in-high-density-mapping-of-regular-atrial-tachycardias
#9
Jan De Pooter, Milad El Haddad, Michael Wolf, Thomas Phlips, Frederic van Heuverswyn, Liesbeth Timmers, René Tavernier, Sebastien Knecht, Yves Vandekerckhove, Mattias Duytschaever
BACKGROUND: High-density automated mapping of regular atrial tachycardias (AT) requires accurate assessment of local activation times (LAT). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate high density mapping of ATs and compare the accuracy of different automated LAT annotation algorithms. METHODS: Fifteen patients underwent AT ablation guided by the automated ConfiDENSEۛ high-density mapping module (Carto 3 v4) allowing manual reannotation (edited maps). For each AT, unedited automated maps were re-constructed offline by three algorithms: maximum unipolar slope (LATSlope ), bipolar peak (LATPeak ) and a new hybrid annotation algorithm (LATHybrid )...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016803/the-bipolar-ablation-of-refractory-typical-atrial-flutter-with-carto-3-confidense-system
#10
Artur Baszko, Mateusz Klaczynski, Piotr Kalmucki, Wojciech Telec, Andrzej Szyszka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 4, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016769/safety-and-efficiency-of-porous-tip-contact-force-catheter-for-drug-refractory-symptomatic-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-results-from-the-smart-sf-trial
#11
Larry A Chinitz, Daniel P Melby, Francis E Marchlinski, Craig Delaughter, Robert S Fishel, George Monir, Anshul M Patel, Douglas N Gibson, Charles A Athill, Lee Ming Boo, Robert Stagg, Andrea Natale
Aims: THERMOCOOL SMARTTOUCH® SF Catheter is a new contact-force (CF)-sensing catheter with 56-hole porous tip designed for improved cooling and reduced fluid delivery compared with a standard 6-hole open-irrigated catheter. The SMART SF study examined the periprocedural safety, acute effectiveness, and procedural efficiency of the catheter for drug-refractory symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) ablation. Methods and results: The prospective, open-label, non-randomized SMART-SF was conducted at 17 US sites...
August 9, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976307/three-dimensional-noninvasive-imaging-of-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-patients-with-premature-ventricular-contractions
#12
Long Yu, Qi Jin, Zhaoye Zhou, Liqun Wu, Bin He
OBJECTIVE: Noninvasive imaging of cardiac electrical activity promises to provide important information regarding the underlying arrhythmic substrates for successful ablation intervention and further understanding of the mechanism of such lethal disease. The aim of this study is to evaluate the performance of a novel three-dimensional (3D) cardiac activation imaging technique to noninvasively localize and image origins of focal ventricular arrhythmias in patients undergoing radio frequency ablation...
October 2, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862806/initial-experience-of-a-novel-mapping-system-combined-with-remote-magnetic-navigation-in-the-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation
#13
Changjian Lin, Steen Pehrson, Peter Karl Jacobsen, Xu Chen
BACKGROUND: There have been advancements of sophisticated mapping systems used for ablation procedures over the last decade. Utilization of these novel mapping systems in combination with remote magnetic navigation (RMN) needs to be established. We investigated the new EnSite Precision mapping system (St. Jude Medical, Inc., St. Paul, MN, USA), which collects magnetic data for checking navigation field stability and is built on an open platform, allowing physicians to choose diagnostic and ablation catheters...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846152/ablation-of-the-vanishing-pvc-facilitated-by-quantitative-morphology-matching-software
#14
Jeffrey P Moak, Kohei Sumihara, Jonathan Swink, Sridhar Hanumanthaiah, Charles I Berul
BACKGROUND: Ablation of cardiac arrhythmias in children and teenagers often necessitates the use of anesthesia, which can suppress ventricular arrhythmias (VAs), making it difficult to map the site of origin using activation time (AT). Pace mapping, a technique employed to assist with VA origin localization, depends on subjective comparison of paced and targeted QRS morphology. We assessed the utility of a quantitative approach to paced QRS to VA morphology matching using the PaSo software (Carto 3, Biosense Webster), to localize the VA site of origin...
August 28, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776822/ripple-mapping-initial-multicenter-experience-of-an-intuitive-approach-to-overcoming-the-limitations-of-3d-activation-mapping
#15
Vishal Luther, Nuno Cortez-Dias, Luís Carpinteiro, João de Sousa, Richard Balasubramaniam, Sharad Agarwal, David Farwell, Mark Sopher, Girish Babu, Richard Till, Nikki Jones, Stuart Tan, Anthony Chow, Martin Lowe, Jem Lane, Naveen Pappachan, Nicholas Linton, Prapa Kanagaratnam
BACKGROUND: Ripple mapping (RM) displays electrograms as moving bars over a three-dimensional surface displaying bipolar voltage, and has shown in a single-center series to be effective for atrial tachycardia (AT) mapping without annotation of local activation time or window-of-interest assignment. We tested the reproducibility of these findings in operators naïve to RM, using it for the first time in postablation AT. METHODS: Maps were collected with multielectrode catheters and CARTO ConfiDENSE...
November 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706589/catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-facilitated-by-preprocedural-three-dimensional-transesophageal-echocardiography-long-term-outcome
#16
Klaus Kettering, Felix Gramley, Stephan von Bardeleben
AIM: To evaluate the long-term outcome of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) facilitated by preprocedural three-dimensional (3-D) transesophageal echocardiography. METHODS: In 50 patients, 3D transesophageal echocardiography (3D TEE) was performed immediately prior to an ablation procedure (paroxysmal AF: 30 patients, persistent AF: 20 patients). The images were available throughout the ablation procedure. Two different ablation strategies were used. In most of the patients with paroxysmal AF, the cryoablation technique was used (Arctic Front Balloon, CryoCath Technologies/Medtronic; group A2)...
June 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674778/the-temporal-behavior-and-consistency-of-bipolar-atrial-electrograms-in-human-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
#17
Tiago P Almeida, Gavin S Chu, Michael J Bell, Xin Li, João L Salinet, Nawshin Dastagir, Jiun H Tuan, Peter J Stafford, G André Ng, Fernando S Schlindwein
The unstable temporal behavior of atrial electrical activity during persistent atrial fibrillation (persAF) might influence ablation target identification, which could explain the conflicting persAF ablation outcomes in previous studies. We sought to investigate the temporal behavior and consistency of atrial electrogram (AEG) fractionation using different segment lengths. Seven hundred ninety-seven bipolar AEGs were collected with three segment lengths (2.5, 5,and 8 s) from 18 patients undergoing persAF ablation...
July 3, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643171/elimination-of-the-negative-component-of-the-unipolar-electrogram-as-a-local-procedural-endpoint-during-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-catheter-ablation-using-contact-force-sensing-the-uniforce-study
#18
Agustín Bortone, Philippe Lagrange, Bruno Cauchemez, Cyril Durand, Pierre Dieuzaide, Sébastien Prévot, Alexis Mechulan, Thomas Pambrun, Ruairidh Martin, Pauline Parlier, Alexandre Masse, Eloi Marijon, Jean-Paul Albenque
PURPOSE: Elimination of the negative component of the unipolar atrial electrogram is a reliable indicator of the creation of a transmural lesion. Contact-force (CF) sensing technology has the potential to increase the durability of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). In the present multicenter study, we assessed the 2-year sinus rhythm (SR) maintenance rate in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) after PVI guided by these two approaches. METHODS: Two hundred fifteen consecutive PAF patients (62...
September 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543607/successful-ablation-of-a-right-atrium-axillary-ventricular-accessory-pathway-associated-with-wolff-parkinson-white-syndrome
#19
Yuan Yuan, Deyong Long, Jianzeng Dong, Ling Tao, Changsheng Ma
We report a case of a patient with right axillary ventricular. Similar congenital anomaly of the right atrium was reported as "right appendage diverticulum or right atrial diverticulum". However, this independent chamber has its own annulus, synchronizes with the right ventricular, and generates large ventricular potential. Under the guidance of CARTO mapping system, a right atrioventricular accessory pathway associated with Type B Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome was ablated successfully. This pathway was close to the annulus of the axillary ventricular...
May 24, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492985/catheter-ablation-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-circumferential-pulmonary-vein-ablation-success-rates-with-and-without-exclusion-of-areas-adjacent-to-the-esophagus
#20
Klaus Kettering, Dag-Hau Yim, Alexander Benz, Felix Gramley
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation has become the first line of therapy in patients with symptomatic, recurrent, drug-refractory paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Circumferential pulmonary vein ablation is still the standard approach in these patients. The occurrence of an atrioesophageal fistula is a rare but life-threatening complication after such ablation procedures. This is due to the fact that the esophagus does frequently have a very close anatomical relationship to the left or right pulmonary vein ostia...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
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