Safe and Efficient Isolation of a Common Inferior Pulmonary Vein Aided by Recent Advancements in Electroanatomical Mapping
Article first published online: 14 MAR 2011
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Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume 35, Issue 11, pages e309–e311, November 2012
How to Cite
KALBFLEISCH, S. and DAOUD, E. (2012), Safe and Efficient Isolation of a Common Inferior Pulmonary Vein Aided by Recent Advancements in Electroanatomical Mapping. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 35: e309–e311. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2011.03041.x
- Issue published online: 7 NOV 2012
- Article first published online: 14 MAR 2011
- Received October 11, 2010; revised November 9, 2010; accepted November 16, 2010.
- atrial fibrillation
An accurate representation of a common inferior pulmonary vein (CIPV) during three-dimensional mapping is difficult, which may lead to concerns regarding the safety of ablation. A preablation computed tomography scan revealed a CIPV with a large common ostium in close proximity to the esophagus. A detailed representation of the CIPV was possible using the new CARTO 3TM (Biosense Webster Inc., Diamond Bar, CA, USA). This allowed for safe and efficient en bloc isolation of the CIPV with no applications required near the esophagus. (PACE 2012; 35:e309–e311)