Rapid ventricular pacing: a fast, reliable, and safe technique for optimization of image acquisition during rotational angiography for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation

@article{Hilbert2010RapidVP,
  title={Rapid ventricular pacing: a fast, reliable, and safe technique for optimization of image acquisition during rotational angiography for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation},
  author={Sebastian Hilbert and Nikolaos Dagres and Gerhard Hindricks and Philipp Sommer and Thomas Gaspar and Loukianos S Rallidis and Dimitrios Th. Kremastinos and Christopher Piorkowski},
  journal={Heart and Vessels},
  year={2010},
  volume={26},
  pages={349-352}
}
Rotational angiography is a novel method for three-dimensional reconstruction of the left atrium and pulmonary veins during catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation, but is still hampered by suboptimal reconstructions in a considerable number of patients. We describe the results of rapid pacing of the right ventricle for optimization of image acquisition during rotational angiography.