The performance of dipole charge density mapping integrated with robotic magnetic navigation in the treatment of atrial tachycardias

Rita B. Gagyi, Sing Chien Yap, Anna M.E. Noten, Sip Wijchers, Tamas Szili-Torok*

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Background: Catheter ablation (CA) has become a well-established first-line therapy for a broad spectrum of arrhythmias, including atrial tachycardias (ATs). In this study we aimed to assess the performance of the integrated novel high-resolution new generation noncontact mapping system (AcQMap) with robotic magnetic navigation (RMN) system in CA procedures for patients with ATs including comparing patient subgroups based on the utilized mapping modality, arrhythmia mechanism, localization and type of procedure. Methods: All patients undergoing CA for AT using the AcQMap-RMN system were included. Procedural safety and efficacy were characterized by intra- and post-procedural complications. Acute procedural success and the long-term outcome were assessed in the overall group and in the subgroups. Results: A total number of 70 patients were referred for CA with atrial arrhythmias including 67 AT/AFL (mean age 57.1 ± 14.4 years), and 3 additional patients with inappropriate sinus tachycardia. Thirty-eight patients had de novo AT, 24 had post-PVI AT including 2 patients with perinodal AT, and 5 had post-MAZE AT. Two patients (2.9%) suffered post-procedural complications including 1 patient with groin hematoma and 1 patient with a transient ischemic attack. Acute success was achieved in 63/67 (94.0%) procedures. Thirteen patients (19.4%) had documented recurrence at the end of the 12-months follow-up period. The performance of AcQMap was equally good in focal vs. reentry mechanisms (p = 0.61, acute success), in the left and right atrium (p = 0.21). Conclusions: AcQMap-RMN integration might improve success rates in CA of ATs with low number of complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2103–2111
JournalJournal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology
Early online date20 Apr 2023
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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