Non Invasive Electrophysiologic Study with Amagnetic Transesophageal Pacing during Unshielded Multichannel Magnetocradiographic Mapping

Riccardo Fenici, Donatella Brisinda, . A. M. M. e. l. o. n. i.

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Multichannel Magnetocardiographic Mapping (MCG) is a non-invasive method, which can provide reproducible three-dimensional (3D) localization of accessory pathways (AP) and ventricular arrhythmias (AR), before ablation procedures. More recently MCG imaging of intra-atrial reentry circuits has been also reported. So far reported cases of MCG localization and imaging of AR were investigated during spontaneous rhythm only, although more relevant information can be obtained during dynamic electrophysiologic study (EPS). For cardiac pacing one could use and amagnetic intracardiac catheter. This however would add invasivity to a non-invasive method. The aim of this study was to validate a novel approach for dynamic non-invasive EPS based on MCG in combination with amagnetic transesophageal pacing (TEP). Method: A tetrapolar 7 French amagnetic catheter was developed, which provide effective TEP with an average stimulation threshold of 10-15 mA, and simultaneous recording of one esophageal atrial electrogram. MCG data were acquired at rest, with a 36-channel MCG system (sensitivity of 20 fT/Hz½), for 90 to 300 seconds (sampling rate of 1 KHz; bandwidth of DC Hz to 100 Hz), as a function of the type of pacing procedure. 10 patients were investigated, during both continuous and programmed atrial pacing. Results and Conclusions: MCG during TEP was feasible and reproducible. It provided: 1) more accurate localization of AP during pacing-induced maximal preexcitation; 2) inducibility of supraventricular AR and imaging of atrial reentry circuits, not spontaneously present; 3) stabilization of heart rate to improve the accuracy of quantitative estimate of ventricular repolarization parameters.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteBiomag 2004. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Biomagnetism
Numero di pagine2
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2004
Pubblicato esternamente
EventoBiomag 2004 - Boston, Massachussetts, USA
Durata: 8 ago 200412 ago 2004


ConvegnoBiomag 2004
CittàBoston, Massachussetts, USA


  • Magnetocradiographic Mapping
  • Non Invasive Electrophysiologic Study


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