Pulmonary vein isolation with a multielectrode basket catheter

Yamada, Takumi (2007) Pulmonary vein isolation with a multielectrode basket catheter. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal, 7 (2). pp. 97-109. ISSN 0972-6292

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Abstract

Pulmonary vein (PV) isolation (PVI) techniques have evolved as a curative treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) since PVI guided by circumferential mapping with a circular catheter was initially proposed. A multielectrode basket catheter (MBC) is also useful for PVI because of some advantages; (1) an MBC provides some information about the PV anatomy on the fluoroscopic image, (2) an MBC can utilize the non-fluoroscopic navigation system, (3) an MBC enables the direct three-dimensional mapping around the PV ostium and antrum, (4) the distal electrodes of the MBC can be used to monitor some activation changes within the PV in real time and thereby indicate the effects of ablation at the ostium and antrum as radiofrequency lesions are created. PVI with an MBC is an effective and safe procedure to cure AF by integrating the PV anatomy and electrophysiology in combination with a non-fluoroscopic three-dimensional navigation system for the ablation catheter.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Atrial Fibrillation, Pulmonary Vein Isolation, Multielectrode Basket Catheter, Catheter Ablation
Subjects:Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Diagnostic Techniques, Cardiovascular > Heart Function Tests > Heart Catheterization > Catheter Ablation
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Diagnostic Techniques, Cardiovascular > Heart Function Tests
Therapeutics > Cautery > Electrocoagulation > Catheter Ablation
Cardiovascular Diseases > Heart Diseases > Arrhythmia > Atrial Fibrillation
Cardiovascular System > Blood Vessels
Equipment and Supplies > Electrodes
Cardiovascular System > Heart > Heart Conduction System
-Journal Repositories > Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Therapeutics > Catheterization > Heart Catheterization > Catheter Ablation
ID Code:2685
Deposited By:Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Deposited On:07 March 2008

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