Epicardial atrial mapping during minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery
Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery , Volume 28 - Issue 1 p. 108- 111
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.
|Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery|
|Organisation||Department of Cardiology|
van der Does, J.M.E, Oei, F.B.S, 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