74. Use of Intracardiac Echocardiography to Guide Ablation of Atrial and Ventricular Arrhythmias

  1. Mohammad Shenasa MD3,
  2. Gerhard Hindricks MD4,
  3. Martin Borggrefe MD5,
  4. Günter Breithardt MD6 and
  5. Mark E. Josephson MD7
  1. Jason T. Jacobson1 and
  2. Bradley P. Knight2

Published Online: 18 DEC 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118481585.ch74

Cardiac Mapping, Fourth Edition

Cardiac Mapping, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Jacobson, J. T. and Knight, B. P. (2013) Use of Intracardiac Echocardiography to Guide Ablation of Atrial and Ventricular Arrhythmias, 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.ch74

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Attending Physician, Department of Cardiovascular Services, O'Connor Hospital, Heart & Rhythm Medical Group, San Jose, California, USA

  2. 4

    Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), University Leipzig, Heart Center, Director, Department of Electrophysiology, Leipzig, Germany

  3. 5

    Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Head, Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pneumology, University Medical Center, Mannheim Medical Faculty Mannheim, University of Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany

  4. 6

    Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Cardiology, Department of Cardiology and Angiology, Hospital of the University of Münster, Münster, Germany

  5. 7

    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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Columbia University Division of Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL, USA

  2. 2

    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 DEC 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 JAN 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470670460

Online ISBN: 9781118481585



  • intracardiac echocardiography;
  • arrhythmia;
  • ablation;
  • tachycardia;
  • atrial fibrillation;
  • atrial flutter;
  • ventricular tachycardia


Intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) has undoubtedly helped revolutionize ablation of atrial fibrillation, yet it has applicability to ablation of most arrhythmias. This chapter will outline the general advantages of ICE as pertains to ablation of arrhythmias and discuss specific utility and techniques in the framework of specific types of tachycardias and substrates.