Mapping of the unorganized activation patterns of atrial fibrillation requires a high-resolution mapping approach to diagnose substrate-mediated pathophysiological mechanisms. At present, epicardial mapping is the only approach that is able to acquire electrograms of >200 high-density sites simultaneously. This study introduces a technique to perform high-resolution mapping in minimally invasive surgery. In 3 patients with mitral valve disease, epicardial mapping of the right atrium, Bachmann's bundle and parts of the left atrium was safely performed via minimal right thoracotomy.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivy186, hdl.handle.net/1765/113561
Journal Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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van der Does, L, Oei, F.B, Knops, S.P, Bogers, A.J.J.C, & de Groot, N.M.S. (Natasja M S). (2019). Epicardial atrial mapping during minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 28(1), 108–111. doi:10.1093/icvts/ivy186