Journal Article

One-puncture, double-transseptal catheterization manoeuvre in the catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation

Takumi Yamada, Hugh T. McElderry, Andrew E. Epstein, Vance J. Plumb and G. Neal Kay

in EP Europace

Published on behalf of European Heart Rhythm Association of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

Volume 9, issue 7, pages 487-489
Published in print July 2007 | ISSN: 1099-5129
Published online May 2007 | e-ISSN: 1532-2092 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/europace/eum070
One-puncture, double-transseptal catheterization manoeuvre in the catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation

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Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) guided by circumferential mapping has been established as a curative treatment of atrial fibrillation. In the PVI technique, two transseptal catheters are necessary for mapping and catheter ablation. The one-puncture, double-transseptal catheterization manoeuvre is generally used in the PVI technique. However, to the best of our knowledge, there have been no reports describing transseptal manoeuvre in detail. In this article, the manoeuvre to achieve double-transseptal catheterization easily and safely is described.

Keywords: Atrial fibrillation; Transseptal procedure; Radiofrequency catheter ablation

Journal Article.  1053 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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