Magnetic assisted navigation in electrophysiology and cardiac resynchronisation: a review

Thornton, A.S.; Rivero-Ayerza, M. Maximo and Jordaens, L.J. (2006) Magnetic assisted navigation in electrophysiology and cardiac resynchronisation: a review. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal, 6 (4). pp. 202-213. ISSN 0972-6292

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Abstract

Magnetic assisted navigation is a new innovation that may prove useful in catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias and cardiac resynchronization therapy. The ability to steer extremely floppy catheters and guide wires may allow for these to be positioned safely in previously inaccessible areas of the heart. The integration of other new technology, such as image integration and electroanatomic mapping systems, should advance our abilities further. Although studies have shown the technology to be feasible, with the advantage to the physician of decreased radiation exposure, studies need to be performed to show additional benefit over standard techniques.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Arrhythmias, Catheter Ablation, Radiofrequency Energy, Magnetic Navigation, Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy
Subjects:Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Diagnostic Techniques, Cardiovascular > Heart Function Tests > Heart Catheterization > Catheter Ablation
Therapeutics > Electric Countershock
Therapeutics > Cautery > Electrocoagulation > Catheter Ablation
-Journal Repositories > Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Cardiovascular Diseases > Heart Diseases > Arrhythmia
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Diagnostic Imaging > Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Therapeutics > Catheterization > Heart Catheterization > Catheter Ablation
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Pathologic Processes > Arrhythmia
ID Code:2292
Deposited By:Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Deposited On:29 August 2007

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