Percutaneous Pulmonary Vein Isolation for Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
About the Procedure
Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is the standard catheter ablation procedure for patients with recurrent, symptomatic, drug-refractory paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF). Hyperlinked to this article is a video that shows a PVI procedure performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, with the use of image guidance from a cardiac magnetic resonance image obtained the day before the procedure, 3-dimensional electroanatomic mapping, fluoroscopy, and intracardiac echocardiography. An externally irrigated ablation catheter and a circular mapping catheter (Lasso Variable CMC, Biosense Webster Inc., Diamond Bar, CA) were placed through separate transseptal punctures. [PLAY VIDEO]
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