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Catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias guided by electroanatomic imaging (CARTO): a single-center experience.
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PMID:  17491218     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation is assuming a larger role in the management of patients with cardiac arrhythmias. Conventional fluoroscopic catheter mapping has limited spatial resolution and involves prolonged fluoroscopy. The non-fluoroscopic electroanatomic mapping technique (CARTO) has been developed to overcome these drawbacks. OBJECTIVES: To report the early and late outcome in patients with different arrhythmias treated with radiofrequency ablation combined with the CARTO mapping and navigation system. METHODS: The study cohort comprised 125 consecutive patients with different cardiac arrhythmias referred to our center from January 1999 to July 2005 for mapping and/or ablation procedures using the CARTO system. Forty patients (32%) had previous failed conventional ablation or mapping procedures and were referred by other centers. The arrhythmia included atrial fibrillation (n = 13), atrial flutter (n = 38), atrial tachycardia (n = 25), ventricular tachycardia (n = 24), arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (n = 9), and supraventricular tachycardia (n = 16). RESULTS: During the study period, a total of 125 patients (mean age 49 +/- 19 years, 59% males) underwent electrophysiological study and electroanatomic mapping of the heart chambers. Supraventricular arrhythmias were identified in 92 patients (73%) and ventricular arrhythmias in 33 (27%). Acute and late success rates, defined as termination of the arrhythmia without anti-arrhythmic drugs, were 87% and 76% respectively. One patient (0.8%) developed a clinically significant complication. CONCLUSIONS: The CARTO system advances our understanding of arrhythmias, and increases the safety, efficacy and efficiency of radiofrequency ablation.
Mahmoud Suleiman; Lior Gepstein; Ariel Roguin; Rafael Beyar; Monther Boulos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1565-1088     ISO Abbreviation:  Isr. Med. Assoc. J.     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-11     Completed Date:  2007-06-05     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100930740     Medline TA:  Isr Med Assoc J     Country:  Israel    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  260-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Electrophysiology and Invasive Cardiology Units, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / diagnosis,  physiopathology,  surgery*
Body Surface Potential Mapping / methods*
Catheter Ablation / methods*
Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted / methods*
Diagnosis, Differential
Electromagnetic Fields*
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Conduction System / physiopathology,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Surgery, Computer-Assisted / methods
Treatment Outcome

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