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Magnetic assisted navigation in electrophysiology and cardiac resynchronisation: a review.

Thornton AS, Maximo Rivero-Ayerza M, Jordaens LJ - Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J (2006)

Bottom Line: The ability to steer extremely floppy catheters and guidewires may allow for these to be positioned safely in previously inaccessible areas of the heart.The integration of other new technology, such as image integration and electroanatomic mapping systems, should advance our abilities further.Although studies have shown the technology to be feasible, with the advantage to the physician of decreased radiation exposure, studies need to be performed to show additional benefit over standard techniques.

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Affiliation: Clinical Electrophysiology, Thoraxcentre, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. a.thornton@erasmusmc.nl

ABSTRACT
Magnetic assisted navigation is a new innovation that may prove useful in catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias and cardiac resynchronization therapy. The ability to steer extremely floppy catheters and guidewires may allow for these to be positioned safely in previously inaccessible areas of the heart. The integration of other new technology, such as image integration and electroanatomic mapping systems, should advance our abilities further. Although studies have shown the technology to be feasible, with the advantage to the physician of decreased radiation exposure, studies need to be performed to show additional benefit over standard techniques.

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A magnetic catheter outside the magnetic field. It is extremely flexible. There are magnets in the tip and underneath the two blue markers on the distal shaft just proximal to the tip.
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Figure 4: A magnetic catheter outside the magnetic field. It is extremely flexible. There are magnets in the tip and underneath the two blue markers on the distal shaft just proximal to the tip.

Mentions: The next parts of the system, and of great importance, and the reason for all the above complex technology, are the electrophysiology ablation catheters and the guidewires. These are extremely flexible distally, especially the distal shaft of the ablation catheters, and have tiny magnets (single or multiple in various configurations) inserted in their distal portion (Figure 4). The catheters and guidewires are made either by Stereotaxis or partner companies.


Magnetic assisted navigation in electrophysiology and cardiac resynchronisation: a review.

Thornton AS, Maximo Rivero-Ayerza M, Jordaens LJ - Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J (2006)

A magnetic catheter outside the magnetic field. It is extremely flexible. There are magnets in the tip and underneath the two blue markers on the distal shaft just proximal to the tip.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 4: A magnetic catheter outside the magnetic field. It is extremely flexible. There are magnets in the tip and underneath the two blue markers on the distal shaft just proximal to the tip.
Mentions: The next parts of the system, and of great importance, and the reason for all the above complex technology, are the electrophysiology ablation catheters and the guidewires. These are extremely flexible distally, especially the distal shaft of the ablation catheters, and have tiny magnets (single or multiple in various configurations) inserted in their distal portion (Figure 4). The catheters and guidewires are made either by Stereotaxis or partner companies.

Bottom Line: The ability to steer extremely floppy catheters and guidewires may allow for these to be positioned safely in previously inaccessible areas of the heart.The integration of other new technology, such as image integration and electroanatomic mapping systems, should advance our abilities further.Although studies have shown the technology to be feasible, with the advantage to the physician of decreased radiation exposure, studies need to be performed to show additional benefit over standard techniques.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Clinical Electrophysiology, Thoraxcentre, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. a.thornton@erasmusmc.nl

ABSTRACT
Magnetic assisted navigation is a new innovation that may prove useful in catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias and cardiac resynchronization therapy. The ability to steer extremely floppy catheters and guidewires may allow for these to be positioned safely in previously inaccessible areas of the heart. The integration of other new technology, such as image integration and electroanatomic mapping systems, should advance our abilities further. Although studies have shown the technology to be feasible, with the advantage to the physician of decreased radiation exposure, studies need to be performed to show additional benefit over standard techniques.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus