EFFICAS II: optimization of catheter contact force improves outcome of pulmonary vein isolation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation

@article{Kautzner2015EFFICASIO,
  title={EFFICAS II: optimization of catheter contact force improves outcome of pulmonary vein isolation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation},
  author={J. Kautzner and P. Neu{\vz}il and H. Lambert and P. Peichl and J. Petrů and R. {\vC}ih{\'a}k and J. Skoda and D. Wichterle and E. Wissner and Aude Yulzari and K. Kuck},
  journal={Europace},
  year={2015},
  volume={17},
  pages={1229 - 1235}
}
  • J. Kautzner, P. Neužil, +8 authors K. Kuck
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Europace
  • Aims A challenge of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) in catheter ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) is electrical reconnection of the PV. EFFICAS I showed correlation between contact force (CF) parameters and PV durable isolation but no prospective evaluation was made. EFFICAS II was a multicentre study to prospectively assess the impact of CF guidance for an effective reduction of PVI gaps. Methods and results Pulmonary vein isolation using a radiofrequency (RF) ablation catheter… CONTINUE READING
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    Paper Mentions

    Interventional Clinical Trial
    The aim of this single-center prospective randomized controlled trial is to assess the superiority of contact-force-(CF)-sensing-based approach compared to conventional (non-CF… Expand
    ConditionsTachycardia; Paroxysmal, Supraventricular, Tachycardia, Supraventricular
    InterventionProcedure
    Interventional Clinical Trial
    Linear ablation is frequently used in the procedure for persistent atrial fibrillation. However, it has a limitation because of technical difficulty. Incomplete block is common and… Expand
    ConditionsPersistent Atrial Fibrillation
    InterventionProcedure
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