Pulmonary Vein Recordings: A Practical Guide to the Mapping and Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation - 2nd Edition

by Laurent Macle; Rukshen Weerasooriya; Christophe Scavée; Pierre Jaïs; and Michel Haïssaguerre (Foreword)

Published March 2009

Format: Hardcover; eBook

ISBN: 9780979016424

163 pages

Trim Size: 12 X  8.5 inches, landscape

About:

This essential reference will assist electrophysiologists, fellows in training, and all those involved in the mapping and ablation of atrial fibrillation. Pulmonary Vein Recordings is extensively illustrated with annotated multichannel tracings to facilitate the understanding of complex data obtained by circumferential mapping, leading to successful pulmonary vein isolation. This updated edition incorporates carefully chosen tracings to convey important practical points and useful tips, and electrograms from rare and interesting cases are also included. Foreword by Michel Haïssaguerre.  


Authors: 

Laurent MACLE, MD
Montréal Heart Institute, Montréal, Canada, Université de Montréal

Rukshen WEERASOORIYA, MBBS
Royal Perth Hospital and Hollywood Private Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, University of Western Australia

Christophe SCAVÉE, MD
Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels, Belgium, Université Catholique de Louvain

Pierre JAÏS, MD
Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut-Lévêque, Bordeaux-Pessac, France, Université Victor Segalen-Bordeaux 2


Foreword:

Atrial fibrillation ablation is rapidly becoming one of the most frequently performed catheter-based electrophysiology procedures. Since the first edition of this book was published, new ablation strategies have been developed, and new energy sources and energy delivery platforms are available to the interventional electrophysiologist.

Regardless of the actual ablation strategy or modality employed, circumferential mapping of electrical signals within pulmonary veins provides us with a key to interpret the complex and somewhat surprising conduction properties and arrhythmias encountered during atrial fibrillation mapping. This source of arrhythmia can then be abolished in a logical fashion, with a clearly defined endpoint.

This book is a practical guide to catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation and includes numerous examples that interpret the complex data obtained by circumferential mapping. The tracings have been carefully chosen to convey important practical points as well as useful tips, and electrograms from rare and interesting cases are also included. -- Michel Haïssaguerre


Table of Contents:

* Acknowledgements
    * Foreword
    * Abbreviations
    * Recording settings
    * Endpoint for PV isolation: Disconnection
    * Circular mapping catheter electrodes
    * LSPV mapping
    * LSPV Case #1
    * LSPV Case #2
    * LSPV Case #3
    * LIPV mapping
    * RSPV mapping
    * RSPV ablation during AF
    * RIPV mapping
    * Ectopy mapping
    * AF Initiation mapping
    * LSPV mapping after mitral isthmus line
    * Dormant PV conduction
    * Entry vs exit PV block
    * Conduction between RSPV and RIPV
    * SVC mapping
    * IVC mapping
    * Persistent Left SVC mapping