Outcomes of repeat catheter ablation using magnetic navigation or conventional ablation

Ferdi Akca, Dominic Theuns, Lara Dabiri Abkenari, Natasja de Groot, Luc Jordaens, T (Tamás) Szili-Torok

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After initial catheter ablation, repeat procedures could be necessary. This study evaluates the efficacy of the magnetic navigation system (MNS) in repeat catheter ablation as compared with manual conventional techniques (MANs). The results of 163 repeat ablation procedures were analysed. Ablations were performed either using MNS (n 84) or conventional manual ablation (n 79). Procedures were divided into four groups based on the technique used during the initial and repeat ablation procedure: MANMAN (n 66), MANMNS (n 31), MNSMNS (n 53), and MNSMAN (n 13). Three subgroups were analysed: supraventricular tachycardias (SVTs, n 68), atrial fibrillation (AF, n 67), and ventricular tachycardias (VT, n 28). Recurrences were as Our data suggest that overall MNS is comparable with MAN in acute success after repeat catheter ablation. However, MNS is related to fewer recurrences as compared with MAN.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)1426-1431
Number of pages6
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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