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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927960/a-comparison-between-multipolar-mapping-and-conventional-mapping-of-atrial-tachycardias-in-the-context-of-atrial-fibrillation-ablation
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Sok-Sithikun Bun, Tahar Delassi, Decebal Gabriel Latcu, Mohammed El Jamili, Anis Ayari, Abdelkarim Errahmouni, Benjamin Berte, Nadir Saoudi
BACKGROUND: Activation mapping can be challenging and time-consuming in patients with multiple atrial tachycardias (ATs). AIMS: To compare multielectrode mapping using a dedicated mapping catheter - PentaRay (Biosense Webster Inc.) - and the conventional technique for mapping ATs in the context of atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. METHODS: All procedures where PentaRay mapping of AT were used - after or during persistent AF ablation - were analysed...
September 15, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901573/validation-of-a-novel-cartoseg%C3%A2-segmentation-module-software-for-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography-guided-radiofrequency-ablation-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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EDITORIAL
Hasan Imanli, Shaun Bhatty, Jean Jeudy, Yousra Ghzally, Kiddy Ume, Rama Vunnam, Refael Itah, Mati Amit, John Duell, Vincent See, Stephen Shorofsky, Timm M Dickfeld
INTRODUCTION: Visualization of left atrial (LA) anatomy using image integration modules has been associated with decreased radiation exposure and improved procedural outcome when used for guidance of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) in atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. We evaluated the CARTOSEG™ CT Segmentation Module (Biosense Webster, Inc.) that offers a new CT-specific semi-automatic reconstruction of the atrial endocardium. METHODS: The CARTOSEG™ CT Segmentation Module software was assessed prospectively in 80 patients undergoing AF ablation...
September 13, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846152/ablation-of-the-vanishing-pvc-facilitated-by-quantitative-morphology-matching-software
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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/28836342/single-trans-septal-access-technique-for-left-atrial-intracardiac-echocardiography-to-guide-left-atrial-appendage-closure
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Daniel Aguirre, Christian Pincetti, Luis Perez, Carlos Deck, Mario Alfaro, Maria Jesus Vergara, Gabriel Maluenda
OBJECTIVE: This registry aimed to describe the safety and feasibility of a single trans-septal (TS) access technique for left intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) guidance of left-atrial appendage (LAA) closure procedure. BACKGROUND: LAA closure is currently accepted as an alternative to oral anticoagulation (OAC) in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) who are at high-risk for bleeding. Currently, LAA closure procedure is typically performed under trans-esophageal echocardiogram (TEE) guidance...
August 24, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706589/catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-facilitated-by-preprocedural-three-dimensional-transesophageal-echocardiography-long-term-outcome
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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/28318819/slow-pathway-radiofrequency-ablation-using-magnetic-navigation-a-description-of-technique-and-retrospective-case-analysis
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Abhishek Bhaskaran, Maha Albarri, Neil Ross, Sara Al Raisi, Rahul Samantha, Leonette Roode, Fazlur Nadri, Jeanette Ng, Stuart Thomas, Aravinda Thiagalingam, Pramesh Kovoor
BACKGROUND: The Magnetic Navigation System (MNS) catheter was shown to be stable in the presence of significant cardiac wall motion and delivered more effective lesions compared to manual control. This stability could potentially make AV junctional reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) ablation safer. The aim of this study is to describe the method of mapping and ablation of AVNRT with MNS and 3-D electro-anatomical mapping system (CARTO, Biosense Webster, Diamond bar, CA, USA) anatomical mapping, with a view to improve the safety of ablation...
February 21, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243805/radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-for-redo-procedures-after-pulmonary-vein-isolation-with-the-cryoballoon-technique-long-term-outcome
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Klaus Kettering, Felix Gramley
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation has become the first line of therapy in patients with symptomatic, recurrent, drug-refractory atrial fibrillation (AF). Cryoablation has been shown to be a safe and effective technique for pulmonary vein (PV) isolation. However, the arrhythmia recurrence rate is high after cryoablation procedures. Radiofrequency catheter ablation has been shown to be an effective strategy for redo procedures in these patients and to provide a favourable outcome during midterm follow-up...
June 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151545/healthcare-utilization-and-quality-of-life-improvement-after-ablation-for-paroxysmal-af-in-younger-and-older-patients
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Angelo B Biviano, Tina D Hunter, Gopi Dandamudi, Robert S Fishel, Brett Gidney, Bengt Herweg, Saumil R Oza, Anshul Mahendra Patel, Huijian Wang, Scott J Pollak
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) prevalence increases significantly with age. Little is known about the effect of AF ablation on quality of life and healthcare utilization in the elderly. The objective of this study was to quantify the healthcare utilization and quality of life benefits of catheter ablation for AF, for patients ≥65 years compared to patients <65 years. METHODS: Two multicenter U.S. registry studies enrolled patients with paroxysmal AF. Baseline characteristics and acute outcomes were collected for 736 patients receiving catheter ablation with the Navistar® ThermoCool® SF Catheter (Biosense Webster, Inc...
February 2, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982678/disparity-between-two-dimensional-echocardiographic-and-electroanatomic-left-and-right-atrial-volumes-in-patients-undergoing-catheter-ablation-for-long-standing-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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L Škňouřil, Š Havránek, V Bulková, M Dorda, T Paleček, J Šimek, Z Fingrová, A Linhart, J Januška, D Wichterle, M Fiala
Left atrial (LA) volume (LAV) is used for the selection of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) to rhythm control strategies. Calculation of LAV from the LA diameters and areas by two-dimensional (2D) echocardiography may result in significant error. Accuracy of atrial volume assessment has never been studied in patients with long-standing persistent AF (LSPAF) and significant atrial remodeling. This study investigated correlation and agreement between 2D echocardiographic (Simpson method) and electroanatomic (CARTO, Biosense Webster) left and right atrial (RA) volumes (LAV(ECHO) vs...
May 4, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815807/in-situ-sensor-advancements-for-osteoporosis-prevention-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Luting Liu, Thomas J Webster
Osteoporosis is still a serious issue in healthcare, and will continue to increase due to the aging and growth of the population. Early diagnosis is the key to successfully treating many diseases. The earlier the osteoporosis is diagnosed, the more quickly people can take action to stop bone deterioration. Motivated by this, researchers and companies have begun developing smart in situ bone sensors in order to dramatically help people to monitor their bone mass density (BMD), bone strain or bone turnover markers (BTMs); promptly track early signs of osteoporosis; and even monitor the healing process following surgery or antiresorptive therapy...
December 2016: Current Osteoporosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788997/use-of-the-new-contact-force-sensing-ablation-catheter-dramatically-reduces-fluoroscopy-time-during-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-procedures
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Aditi Naniwadekar, Kamal Joshi, Allan Greenspan, Sumeet Mainigi
OBJECTIVES: To study the impact of contact force (CF) sensing on fluoroscopy, procedure, left atrial (LA) and ablation times and number of ablations during atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation is an effective treatment for symptomatic AF. Recently a new ablation catheter providing real-time CF has been approved for use. METHODS: A nested case-control study was performed comparing radiofrequency ablation of AF using the irrigated CF-sensing ThermoCool SmartTouch catheter versus open-irrigated ThermoCool SF catheter (Biosense Webster, Inc...
May 2016: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763695/use-of-new-imaging-carto%C3%A2-segmentation-module-software-to-facilitate-ablation-of-ventricular-arrhythmias
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Oholi Tovia-Brodie, Bernard Belhassen, Aharon Glick, Haim Shmilovich, Galit Aviram, Raphael Rosso, Yoav Michowitz
INTRODUCTION: A new imaging software (CARTO® Segmentation Module, Biosense Webster) allows preprocedural 3-D reconstruction of all heart chambers based on cardiac CT. We describe our initial experience with the new module during ablation of ventricular arrhythmias. METHODS AND RESULTS: Eighteen consecutive patients with idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias or ischemic ventricular tachycardia (VT) were studied. In the latter group, a combined endocardial and epicardial ablation was performed...
February 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27702870/initial-clinical-results-with-the-thermocool%C3%A2-smarttouch%C3%A2-surround-flow-catheter
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Hanney Gonna, Giulia Domenichini, Zia Zuberi, Mark Norman, Riyaz Kaba, Alexander Grimster, Mark M Gallagher
Aim: The Biosense Webster ThermoCool® SmartTouch® Surround Flow (STSF) catheter is a recently developed ablation catheter incorporating Surround Flow (SF) technology to ensure efficient cooling and force sensing to quantify tissue contact. In our unit, it superseded the ThermoCool® SF catheter from the time of its introduction in May 2015. Methods and results: Procedure-related data were collected prospectively for the first 100 ablation procedures performed in our department using the STSF catheter...
August 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27449903/ninety-seconds-could-be-the-optimal-duration-for-ventricular-radiofrequency-ablation-results-from-a-myocardial-phantom-model
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Abhishek Bhaskaran, Chrishan Nalliah, William Chik, Jim Pouliopoulos, Jeanette Ng, M A Barry, Fazlur Nadri, Sara Al Raisi, Juliana Dandach, Stuart Thomas, Pramesh Kovoor, Aravinda Thiagalingam
BACKGROUND: Shallow lesions could be the predominant factor affecting the efficacy of ventricular radiofrequency (RF) ablations. The objective of this study was to assess lesion dimensions and overheating in extended RF ablations up to 180seconds and compare with that of conventional 30seconds ablations. METHODS: The Navistar Thermocool irrigated catheter (Biosense Webster, CA, USA) was used in a previously validated myocardial phantom. Ablations were performed with 20W, 30W, 40W and 50W powers for 180seconds...
March 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27152144/impact-of-computed-tomography-image-and-contact-force-technology-on-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
#15
Ibrahim Marai, Mahmoud Suleiman, Miry Blich, Jonathan Lessick, Sobhi Abadi, Monther Boulos
AIM: To investigate the impact of using computed tomography (CT) and contact force (CF) technology on recurrence of atrial tachyarrhythmia after atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. METHODS: This non-randomized study included 2 groups of patients. All patients had symptomatic recurrent paroxysmal or persistent AF and were treated with at least 1 anti arrhythmic medication or intolerant to medication. The first group included 33 patients who underwent circumferential pulmonary veins isolation (PVI) for AF during 2012 and 2013 guided by CT image integration (Cartomerge, Biosense Webster, Diamond Bar, CA, United States) of left atrium and pulmonary veins into an electroanatomic mapping (EAM) system (CT group) using standard irrigated radiofrequency catheter (ThermoCool, Carto, Biosense Webster, Diamond Bar, CA, United States) or irrigated catheter with integrated CF sensor (Smart Touch, Carto, Biosense Webster, Diamond Bar, CA, United States)...
April 26, 2016: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27090771/transbaffle-multielectrode-mapping-of-atrial-flutter-post-double-switch-operation
#16
Shouvik Haldar, Andreu Porta-Sanchez, Erwin Oechslin, Eugene Downar, Lee Benson, Krishnakumar Nair
A 26-year-old woman with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA) had undergone a double-switch corrective surgery consisting of a Mustard procedure (bovine pericardial baffles and hemashield grafts) and arterial switch (Jatene technique). She subsequently developed drug refractory atrial flutter and underwent ablation. An Agilis sheath (St Jude Medical, USA) and a long BRK 1 needle was used for the transbaffle puncture guided by transoesophageal echocardiography. Activation maps of the systemic venous antrum (SVA) and then the PVA (Fig...
April 19, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26914407/minimizing-discordances-in-automated-classification-of-fractionated-electrograms-in-human-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
#17
Tiago P Almeida, Gavin S Chu, João L Salinet, Frederique J Vanheusden, Xin Li, Jiun H Tuan, Peter J Stafford, G André Ng, Fernando S Schlindwein
Ablation of persistent atrial fibrillation (persAF) targeting complex fractionated atrial electrograms (CFAEs) detected by automated algorithms has produced conflicting outcomes in previous electrophysiological studies. We hypothesize that the differences in these algorithms could lead to discordant CFAE classifications by the available mapping systems, giving rise to potential disparities in CFAE-guided ablation. This study reports the results of a head-to-head comparison of CFAE detection performed by NavX (St...
November 2016: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26854279/contact-force-guided-deep-engagement-with-a-steerable-sheath-in-the-distal-great-cardiac-vein-a-case-report
#18
Y U Kumagai, Takanori Arimoto, Tadateru Iwayama, Naoaki Hashimoto, Tetsu Watanabe, Isao Kubota
Ablation of ventricular tachycardia originating from the great cardiac vein involves the difficult step of deep engagement with an ablation catheter. The catheter and a steerable sheath (MobiCath, Biosense Webster, Diamond Bar, CA, USA) were advanced alternately only when the contact force vector was parallel to the coronary venous system. Deep engagement with a steerable sheath ensured a powerful backup force during ablation.
May 2016: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26814840/respiratory-gating-algorithm-helps-to-reconstruct-more-accurate-electroanatomical-maps-during-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-performed-under-spontaneous-respiration
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Gábor Széplaki, László Gellér, Emin Evren Özcan, Tamás Tahin, Orsolya Mária Kovács, Nóra Parázs, Júlia Karády, Pál Maurovich-Horvat, Szabolcs Szilágyi, István Osztheimer, Attila Tóth, Béla Merkely
PURPOSE: Electroanatomical mapping is a useful tool during the ablation of atrial fibrillation. Respiratory movement might influence the mapping accuracy and merging. This study aims to investigate the effect of respiratory gating on the accuracy of magnetic-field-based electroanatomical mapping under spontaneous respiration. METHODS: Fifty-one consecutive patients (35 male, aged 30-78 years) who underwent left atrial radiofrequency catheter ablation due to atrial fibrillation were included...
August 2016: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26643010/electromagnetic-contact-force-sensing-electrophysiological-catheters-how-accurate-is-the-technology
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Felix Bourier, Gabriele Hessling, Sonia Ammar-Busch, Marc Kottmaier, Alessandra Buiatti, Christian Grebmer, Marta Telishevska, Verena Semmler, Carsten Lennerz, Christine Schneider, Christof Kolb, Isabel Deisenhofer, Tilko Reents
BACKGROUND: Contact-force (CF) sensing catheters are increasingly used in clinical electrophysiological practice due to their efficacy and safety profile. As data about the accuracy of this technology are scarce, we sought to quantify accuracy based on in vitro experiments. METHODS AND RESULTS: A custom-made force sensor was constructed that allowed exact force reference measurements registered via a flexible membrane. A Smarttouch Surround Flow (ST SF) ablation catheter (Biosense Webster, Diamond Bar, CA, USA) was brought in contact with the membrane of the force sensor in order to compare the ST SF force measurements to force sensor reference measurements...
March 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
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