J Interv Card Electrophysiol (2017) 49:299–306 DOI 10.1007/s10840-017-0264-4 MULTIMEDIA REPORT Elimination of the negative component of the unipolar electrogram as a local procedural endpoint during paroxysmal atrial fibrillation catheter ablation using contact-force sensing: the UNIFORCE study 1 2 3 4 Agustín Bortone & Philippe Lagrange & Bruno Cauchemez & Cyril Durand & 5 5 5 1,6 Pierre Dieuzaide & Sébastien Prévot & Alexis Mechulan & Thomas Pambrun & 6 7 7 8 Ruairidh Martin & Pauline Parlier & Alexandre Masse & Eloi Marijon & Jean-Paul Albenque Received: 24 February 2017 /Accepted: 7 June 2017 /Published online: 22 June 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 Abstract paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) after PVI guided by these Purpose Elimination of the negative component of the unipo- two approaches. lar atrial electrogram is a reliable indicator of the creation of a Methods Two hundred fifteen consecutive PAF patients transmural lesion. Contact-force (CF) sensing technology has (62.1 ± 10.1 years, 65 women) were prospectively enrolled. the potential to increase the durability of pulmonary vein iso- All patients underwent PVI under CARTO guidance accord- lation (PVI). In the present multicenter study, we assessed the ing to a systematic contiguous Bpoint-by-point^ approach, 2-year sinus rhythm (SR)
Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 22, 2017
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