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Comparison of PV signal quality using a novel circular mapping and ablation catheter versus a standard circular mapping catheter.
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PMID:  21318317     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: Recently, new catheter technologies have been developed for atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. We investigate the diagnostic accuracy of a circular mapping and pulmonary vein ablation catheter (PVAC) compared with a standard circular mapping catheter (Orbiter) and the influence of filter settings on signal quality. METHODS: After reconstruction of the left atrium by three-dimensional atriography, baseline PV potentials (PVP) were recorded consecutively with PVAC and Orbiter in 20 patients with paroxysmal AF. PVPs were compared and attributed to predefined anatomical PV segments. Ablation was performed in 80 PVs using the PVAC. If isolation of the PVs was assumed, signal assessment of each PV was repeated with the Orbiter. If residual PV potentials could be uncovered, different filter settings were tested to improve mapping quality of the PVAC. Ablation was continued until complete PV isolation (PVI) was confirmed with the Orbiter. RESULTS: Baseline mapping demonstrated a good correlation between the Orbiter and PVAC. Mapping accuracy using the PVAC for mapping and ablation was 94% (74 of 79 PVs). Additional mapping with the Orbiter improved the PV isolation rate to 99%. Adjustment of filter settings failed to improve quality of the PV signals compared with standard filter settings. CONCLUSIONS: Using the PVAC as a stand-alone strategy for mapping and ablation, one should be aware that in some cases, different signal morphology mimics PVI isolation. Adjustment of filter settings failed to improve signal quality. The use of an additional mapping catheter is recommended to become familiar with the particular signal morphology during the first PVAC cases or whenever there is a doubt about successful isolation of the pulmonary veins.
Christian von Bary; Sabine Fredersdorf-Hahn; Norbert Heinicke; Carsten Jungbauer; Peter Schmid; Günter A Riegger; Stefan Weber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of interventional cardiac electrophysiology : an international journal of arrhythmias and pacing     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1572-8595     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9708966     Medline TA:  J Interv Card Electrophysiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin II, Universitätsklinikum Regensburg, Franz-Josef-Strauss-Allee 11, 93053, Regensburg, Germany,
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