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Dipen Shah
In order to Improve the procedural success and long-term outcomes of catheter ablation techniques for atrial fibrillation (AF), an Important unfulfilled requirement is to create durable electrophysiologically complete lesions. Measurement of contact force (CF) between the catheter tip and the target tissue can guide physicians to optimise both mapping and ablation procedures. Contact force can affect lesion size and clinical outcomes following catheter ablation of AF. Force sensing technologies have matured since their advent several years ago, and now allow the direct measurement of CF between the catheter tip and the target myocardium in real time...
June 2017: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793059/comparative-efficacy-and-safety-of-contact-force-sensing-catheter-and-second-generation-cryoballoon-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-a-meta-analysis
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X Zhou, W Lv, W Zhang, Y Ye, Y Li, Q Zhou, J Zhang, Q Xing, Y Lu, L Zhang, H Wang, W Qin, B Tang
This meta-analysis compared the efficacy and safety of the contact force (CF)-sensing catheter and second-generation cryoballoon (CB) ablation for treating atrial fibrillation (AF). Six controlled clinical trials comparing ablation for AF using a CF-sensing catheter or second-generation CB were identified from PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Wanfang Data, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure. The procedure duration was significantly lower in the CB group compared with that in the CF group [mean difference (MD)=29...
August 7, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750697/temperature-controlled-radiofrequency-ablation-for-pulmonary-vein-isolation-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Jin Iwasawa, Jacob S Koruth, Jan Petru, Libor Dujka, Stepan Kralovec, Katerina Mzourkova, Srinivas R Dukkipati, Petr Neuzil, Vivek Y Reddy
BACKGROUND: Saline irrigation improved the safety of radiofrequency (RF) ablation, but the thermal feedback for energy titration is absent. OBJECTIVES: To allow temperature-controlled irrigated ablation, a novel irrigated RF catheter was designed with a diamond-embedded tip (for rapid cooling) and 6 surface thermocouples to reflect tissue temperature. High-resolution electrograms (EGMs) from the split-tip electrode allowed rapid lesion assessment. The authors evaluated the preclinical and clinical performance of this catheter for pulmonary vein (PV) isolation...
August 1, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734985/safety-of-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-using-fiber-optic-based-contact-force-sensing
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Moussa Mansour, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, Douglas Packer, John D Day, Srijoy Mahapatra, Kyle Brunner, Vivek Reddy, Andrea Natale
BACKGROUND: While the body of evidence showing the benefit of contact force (CF)-sensing catheters in improving atrial fibrillation ablation success rate is growing, real-world safety data of this technology are limited. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report the complication rate in patients undergoing ablation using a specific CF-sensing catheter (TactiCath Quartz CF ablation catheter, Abbott, St. Paul, MN) in a large worldwide database. METHODS: User-reported adverse event data from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2015 were reviewed for the ablation catheter...
July 20, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730651/a-comparison-of-the-electrophysiologic-and-electroanatomic-characteristics-between-the-right-and-left-atrium-in-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-is-the-right-atrium-a-window-into-the-left
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Sandeep Prabhu, Aleksandr Voskoboinik, Alex J A McLellan, Kah Y Peck, Bhupesh Pathik, Chrishan J Nalliah, Geoff R Wong, Sonia M Azzopardi, Geoffrey Lee, Justin Mariani, Liang-Han Ling, Andrew J Taylor, Jonathan M Kalman, Peter M Kistler
INTRODUCTION: The right atrium (RA) is readily accessible; however, it is unclear whether changes in the RA are representative of the LA. We performed detailed biatrial electroanatomic mapping to determine the electrophysiological relationship between the atria. METHODS AND RESULTS: Consecutive patients with persistent AF underwent biatrial electroanatomical mapping with a contact force catheter acquiring points with a CF >10 g prior to ablation. Points were analyzed for tissue voltage, complex electrograms, low voltage (<0...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690711/design-of-a-magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-magnetically-actuated-steerable-catheter
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Taoming Liu, Nate Lombard Poirot, Tipakorn Greigarn, M Cenk Çavuşoğlu
This paper presents design optimization of a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) actuated steerable catheter for atrial fibrillation ablation in the left atrium. The catheter prototype, built over polymer tubing, is embedded with current-carrying electromagnetic coils. The prototype can be deflected to a desired location by controlling the currents passing through the coils. The design objective is to develop a prototype that can successfully accomplish the ablation task. To complete the tasks, the catheter needs to be capable of reaching a set of desired targets selected by a physician on the chamber and keeping a stable contact with the chamber surface...
June 2017: Journal of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662989/radiofrequency-thermal-ablation-for-uterine-fibroids-long-term-clinical-outcomes-and-reinterventions
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Helene Iversen, Margit Dueholm
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To assess the long-term efficacy and rate of reintervention after ultrasound-guided radiofrequency thermal ablation (RFA) for uterine fibroids. DESIGN: A retrospective follow-up, cohort study (Canadian Task Force Classification II-2) SETTING: University hospitals and private clinics. PATIENTS: Between November 1, 2007 and February 26, 2010, 66 consecutive women underwent ultrasound-guided RFA. INTERVENTIONS: Patients underwent abdominal or vaginal ultrasound-guided RFA and were contacted for a long-term follow-up to complete the Uterine Fibroid Symptom and Quality of Life Score questionnaire (UFS-QOL) and optional ultrasound and examination...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
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
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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/28639728/prospective-use-of-ablation-index-targets-improves-clinical-outcomes-following-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
#9
Ahmed Hussein, Moloy Das, Vivek Chaturvedi, Issa Khalil Asfour, Niji Daryanani, Maureen Morgan, Christina Ronayne, Matthew Shaw, Richard Snowdon, Dhiraj Gupta
AIMS: Late recovery of ablated tissue leading to reconnection of pulmonary veins remains common following radiofrequency catheter ablation for AF. Ablation Index (AI), a novel ablation quality marker, incorporates contact force (CF), time, and power in a weighted formula. We hypothesized that prospective use of our previously published derived AI targets would result in better outcomes when compared to CF-guided ablation. METHODS: Eighty-nine consecutive drug-refractory AF patients (49% paroxysmal) underwent AI-guided ablation (AI-group)...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635046/three-year-outcomes-and-reconnection-patterns-after-initial-contact-force-guided-pulmonary-vein-isolation-for-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
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Girish M Nair, Colin Yeo, Zachary MacDonald, Mark P Ainslie, Wael A Alqarawi, Pablo B Nery, Calum J Redpath, Mouhannad Sadek, Stewart Spence, Martin S Green, David H Birnie
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Contact force (CF) sensing is a novel technology used for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF). We compared the single procedure success of CF-guided pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) with that of non-CF guided PVI during a 3-year (1,095 days) follow up period and analyzed the pattern of pulmonary vein (PV) reconnection. METHODS: A cohort of 167 subjects (68 CF vs. 99 non-CF) with paroxysmal AF were included in the study. Atrial arrhythmia (AA) recurrence was defined as documented AF, atrial flutter, or atrial tachycardia lasting >30 seconds and occurring after 90 days...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579576/automated-ablation-annotation-algorithm-reduces-re-conduction-of-isolated-pulmonary-vein-and-improves-outcome-after-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Nobuaki Tanaka, Koichi Inoue, Koji Tanaka, Yuko Toyoshima, Takafumi Oka, Masato Okada, Hiroyuki Inoue, Ryo Nakamaru, Yasushi Koyama, Atsunori Okamura, Katsuomi Iwakura, Yasushi Sakata, Kenshi Fujii
BACKGROUND: Durable pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is critical in reducing recurrence after radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF). The VISITAG Module, an automatic annotation system that takes account of catheter stability and contact force (CF), might be useful in accomplishing this.Methods and Results:In 49 patients undergoing VISITAG-guided AF ablation (group A), we set the following automatic annotation criteria: catheter stability range of motion ≤1...
June 2, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569422/role-of-contact-force-guided-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-for-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#12
Hui Lin, Yi-He Chen, Jian-Wen Hou, Zhao-Yang Lu, Yin Xiang, Yi-Gang Li
INTRODUCTION: CF-sensing catheter emerged as a novel ablation technology and was increasingly used in clinical practice. Nonetheless, available evidence of efficacy and safety comparison between CF-guided RF catheter ablation and non-CF-guided ablation for treatment of AF was still lacking. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty-two eligible studies were included after systematic review through the MEDLINE, Google Scholar, the Cochrane Library and PubMed databases. AF/atrial tachycardia-free survival was markedly improved in CF-guided catheter ablation compared with non-CF-guided ablation at a median 12-month follow-up (RR: 1...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543389/coexistence-of-a-permanent-form-of-a-junctional-reciprocating-tachycardia-and-coronary-sinus-aneurysm-a-case-report
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Yuki Shimizu, Osamu Inaba, Masahiko Goya, Kenzo Hirao
A 58-year-old man with a long R-P' narrow QRS tachycardia underwent an electrophysiological study. The tachycardia was diagnosed as a permanent form of junctional reciprocating tachycardia (PJRT), and the earliest atrial activation site during tachycardia was coronary sinus (CS) ostium. Radiofrequency ablation at the site was initially not successful because the tip impedance and temperature were unstable. After changing of the ablation catheter to that with contact force sensor, the accessory pathway was immediately ablated and the PJRT was no longer induced...
May 24, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515113/force-sensing-catheters-during-pediatric-radiofrequency-ablation-the-federation-study
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Aarti S Dalal, Hoang H Nguyen, Tammy Bowman, George F Van Hare, Jennifer N Avari Silva
BACKGROUND: Based on data from studies of atrial fibrillation ablations, optimal parameters for the TactiCath (TC; St. Jude Medical, Inc) force-sensing ablation catheter are a contact force of 20 g and a force-time integral of 400 g·s for the creation of transmural lesions. We aimed to evaluate TC in pediatric and congenital heart disease patients undergoing ablation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Comprehensive chart and case reviews were performed from June 2015 to March 2016...
May 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513287/contact-force-technology-integrated-with-3d-navigation-system-for-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-improving-results
#15
Roberto Rordorf, Antonio Sanzo, Vincenzo Gionti
Pulmonary veins isolation (PVI) by radiofrequency (RF) ablation is currently an established treatment for symptomatic, drug-resistant paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Although the effectiveness of the therapy has been clearly demonstrated, success rate after a single procedure is still sub-optimal. The main reason for recurrences after PVI is electrical pulmonary vein-atrium reconnection. In order to increase the likelihood of permanent PVI, the creation of a transmural, durable lesion is mandatory. The main determinants of lesion size and transmurality are power, stability, duration and contact-force during RF application...
June 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468979/increased-lateral-microtubule-contact-at-the-cell-cortex-is-sufficient-to-drive-mammalian-spindle-elongation
#16
Joshua Guild, Miriam B Ginzberg, Christina L Hueschen, Timothy J Mitchison, Sophie Dumont
The spindle is a dynamic structure that changes its architecture and size in response to biochemical and physical cues. For example, a simple physical change, cell confinement, can trigger centrosome separation and increase spindle steady-state length at metaphase. How this occurs is not understood, and is the question we pose here. We find that metaphase and anaphase spindles elongate at the same rate when confined, suggesting that similar elongation forces can be generated independent of biochemical and spindle structural differences...
July 7, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455271/evaluation-of-ablation-catheter-technology-comparison-between-thigh-preparation-model-and-an-in%C3%A2-vivo-beating-heart
#17
Eran Leshem, Cory M Tschabrunn, Fernando M Contreras-Valdes, Israel Zilberman, Elad Anter
BACKGROUND: An in vivo animal thigh model is the standard technique for evaluation of ablation catheter technologies, including efficacy and safety of ablation. However, the biophysics of ablation in a thigh model may not be similar to a beating heart. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare efficacy and safety of ablation between a thigh preparation model and a beating heart. METHODS: In 7 swine, radiofrequency ablation using a 3...
April 26, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451774/relationship-between-left-atrium-catheter-contact-force-and-pacing-threshold
#18
Teresa Barrio-López, Mercedes Ortiz, Eduardo Castellanos, Carla Lázaro, Jefferson Salas, Sergio Madero, Jesús Almendral
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to analyze the relationship between contact force (CF) and pacing threshold in left atrium (LA). METHODS: Six to ten LA sites were studied in 28 consecutive patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing pulmonary vein isolation. Median CF, bipolar and unipolar electrogram voltage, impedance, and bipolar and unipolar thresholds for consistent constant capture and for consistent intermittent capture were measured at each site. RESULTS: Pacing threshold measurements were performed at 188 LA sites...
August 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429499/atrial-fibrillation-patients-with-isolated-pulmonary-veins-is-sinus-rhythm-achievable
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Judit Szilágyi, Gregory M Marcus, Nitish Badhwar, Byron K Lee, Randall J Lee, Vasanth Vedantham, Zian H Tseng, Tomos Walters, Melvin Scheinman, Jeffrey Olgin, Edward P Gerstenfeld
BACKGROUND: The cornerstone of atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation is isolation of the pulmonary veins (PVs). Patients with recurrent AF undergoing repeat ablation usually have PV reconnection (PVr). The ablation strategy and outcome of patients undergoing repeat ablation who have persistent isolation of all PVs (PVi) at the time of repeat ablation is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied consecutive patients with recurrent AF undergoing repeat ablation and compared patients with PVi to those with PVr...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422368/safety-and-efficacy-of-pulmonary-vein-isolation-using-a-surround-flow-catheter-with-contact-force-measurement-capabilities-a-multicenter-registry
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Giuseppe Stabile, Paolo Di Donna, Vincenzo Schillaci, Antonio Di Monaco, Assunta Iuliano, Domenico Caponi, Francesco Urraro, Francesco Solimene, Massimo Grimaldi, Marco Scaglione
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary vein (PV) isolation is the cornerstone of catheter ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Surround flow and contact force (CF) measurement capabilities might enhance procedure efficacy and safety. We report on the safety and midterm efficacy of a novel ablation catheter for PV isolation in patients with AF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Two hundred thirty-three consecutive patients (57 ± 11 years, 76% males, 51% with structural heart disease), referred for paroxysmal (157) or persistent (76) AF, underwent PV isolation by a surround flow catheter with CF measurement capability in four centers...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
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