47. Is Resetting and Entrainment Mapping Still Useful with New Technologies?
- Mohammad Shenasa MD2,
- Gerhard Hindricks MD3,
- Martin Borggrefe MD4,
- Günter Breithardt MD5 and
- Mark E. Josephson MD6
Published Online: 18 DEC 2012
This edition first published 2013 © 1993, 2009, 2013 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Cardiac Mapping, Fourth Edition
How to Cite
Callans, D. J. (2013) Is Resetting and Entrainment Mapping Still Useful with New Technologies?, in Cardiac Mapping, Fourth Edition (eds M. Shenasa, G. Hindricks, M. Borggrefe, G. Breithardt and M. E. Josephson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118481585.ch47
Attending Physician, Department of Cardiovascular Services, O'Connor Hospital, Heart & Rhythm Medical Group, San Jose, California, USA
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), University Leipzig, Heart Center, Director, Department of Electrophysiology, Leipzig, Germany
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Head, Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pneumology, University Medical Center, Mannheim Medical Faculty Mannheim, University of Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany
Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Cardiology, Department of Cardiology and Angiology, Hospital of the University of Münster, Münster, Germany
Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine Division, Director, Harvard-Thorndike Electrophysiology Institute and Arrhythmia Service, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Herman C. Dana Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
- Published Online: 18 DEC 2012
- Published Print: 10 JAN 2013
Print ISBN: 9780470670460
Online ISBN: 9781118481585
- ventricular tachycardia;
Resetting and entrainment are pacing techniques that were essential in determining the reentrant nature of ventricular tachycardia (VT) complicating healed infarction and most other forms of structural heart disease. In addition, entrainment mapping is a powerful strategy for mapping well-tolerated monomorphic VT. However, given the incredible power of three-dimensional mapping systems and the rise of substrate based VT ablation, questions arise about the relevance of these classical electrophysiologic techniques. This chapter will discuss the continued importance of these techniques, highlighting in particular their use in clarifying VT mechanism and in verifying the data obtained from activation mapping.