Magnetocardiographic Mapping: An unique method to combine non-invasive localization of arrhythmogenic substrate and non-fluoroscopic imaging of intracardiac catheters

Riccardo Fenici, Peter Fenici, A Giorgi, Mp Ruggieri

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Abstract

During the last ten years an increasing number of laboratories has reported data validating the use of magnetocardiography as an effective method for preoperative localization of arrhythmogenic substrates and for planning the best catheter ablation approach for different arrhythmias. In this paper the accuracy of magnetocardiography to localize arrhythmogenic substrates has been reviewed on the basis of available data from literature, concerning the clinical use in patients with the Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome and with ventricular arrhythmias. Furthermore, the localization of amagnetic catheters as independent calibration method is described in order to assess the state-of-art of this technology, and its possible use for non-fluoroscopic navigation of catheters for electrophysiology and ablation. Finally some suggestions for industrial development of more compact, medically-oriented MCG equipment at reasonable cost are given.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture notes of the ICB seminars biomeasurements: High-resolution electro- and magnetocardiography
Pages84-91
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Event43th Seminar on High-resolution electro- and magnetocardiography - Varsavia
Duration: 22 Jan 199825 Jan 1998

Publication series

NameLecture notes of the ICB Seminars Biomeasurements

Conference

Conference43th Seminar on High-resolution electro- and magnetocardiography
CityVarsavia
Period22/1/9825/1/98

Keywords

  • Amagnetic catheter
  • Cardiac Mapping
  • Magnetocardiography

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