Contact and Non-Contact Electroanatomic Mapping in Electrophysiology
Keywords:cardiac arrhythmia, catheter ablation, electro-anatomical mapping, cardiac anatomy
This brief review focuses on the two available electro-anatomical mapping systems, currently employed for guiding catheter ablation of diverse cardiac arrhythmias, representing two distinct non-fluoroscopic, contact and non-contact, approaches which offer 3D re-conctruction of electroanatomic maps by tracking intracardiac catheters. Mapping systems are now being merged with images from computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging to produce an accurate anatomic and electrical map of the heart to guide catheter ablation procedures.
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