Impact of integration of multislice computed tomography imaging into three-dimensional electroanatomic mapping on clinical outcomes, safety, and efficacy using radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation.

@article{Martinek2007ImpactOI,
  title={Impact of integration of multislice computed tomography imaging into three-dimensional electroanatomic mapping on clinical outcomes, safety, and efficacy using radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Martin Martinek and Hans-Joachim Nesser and Josef Aichinger and Gernot Boehm and Helmut Purerfellner},
  journal={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE},
  year={2007},
  volume={30 10},
  pages={1215-23}
}
BACKGROUND Circumferential radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) around the orifices of the pulmonary veins (PV) is a curative catheter-based therapy of paroxysmal, persistent, and permanent atrial fibrillation (AF). Integration of multislice computed tomography into three-dimensional electroanatomic mapping to guide catheter ablation has been shown to be accurate and feasible. This study investigated whether the use of such sophisticated imaging technology translates into better clinical… CONTINUE READING