Impact of contact force sensing technology on outcome of catheter ablation of idiopathic pre-mature ventricular contractions originating from the outflow tracts.

Reichlin, Tobias; Baldinger, Samuel H; Pruvot, Etienne; Bisch, Laurence; Ammann, Peter; Altmann, David; Berte, Benjamin; Kobza, Richard; Haegeli, Laurent; Schlatzer, Christian; Mueller, Andreas; Namdar, Mehdi; Shah, Dipen; Burri, Haran; Conte, Giulio; Auricchio, Angelo; Knecht, Sven; Osswald, Stefan; Asatryan, Babken; Seiler, Jens; ... (2021). Impact of contact force sensing technology on outcome of catheter ablation of idiopathic pre-mature ventricular contractions originating from the outflow tracts. Europace, 23(4), pp. 603-609. Oxford University Press 10.1093/europace/euaa315

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AIMS

Catheter ablation of frequent idiopathic pre-mature ventricular contractions (PVC) is increasingly performed. While potential benefits of contact force (CF)-sensing technology for atrial fibrillation ablation have been assessed in several studies, the impact of CF-sensing on ventricular arrhythmia ablation remains unknown. This study aimed to compare outcomes of idiopathic outflow tract PVC ablation when using standard ablation catheters as opposed to CF-sensing catheters.

METHODS AND RESULTS

In a retrospective multi-centre study, unselected patients undergoing catheter ablation of idiopathic outflow tract PVCs between 2013 and 2016 were enrolled. All procedures were performed using irrigated-tip ablation catheters and a 3D electro-anatomical mapping system. Sustained ablation success was defined as a  ≥80% reduction of pre-procedural PVC burden determined by 24 h Holter ECG during follow-up. Overall, 218 patients were enrolled (median age 52 years, 51% males). Baseline and procedural data were similar in the standard ablation (24%) and the CF-sensing group (76%). Overall, the median PVC burden decreased from 21% (IQR 10-30%) before ablation to 0.2% (IQR 0-3.0%) after a median follow-up of 2.3 months (IQR 1.4-3.9 months). The rates of both acute (91% vs. 91%, P = 0.94) and sustained success (79% vs. 74%, P = 0.44) were similar in the standard ablation and the CF-sensing groups. No differences were observed in subgroups according to arrhythmia origin from the RVOT (65%) or LVOT (35%). Complications were rare (1.8%) and evenly distributed between the two groups.

CONCLUSION

The use of CF-sensing technology is not associated with increased success rate nor decreased complication rate in idiopathic outflow tract PVC ablation.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology

UniBE Contributor:

Reichlin, Tobias Roman; Baldinger, Samuel Hannes; Asatryan, Babken; Seiler, Jens and Roten, Laurent

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1099-5129

Publisher:

Oxford University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Babken Asatryan

Date Deposited:

01 Dec 2021 16:39

Last Modified:

29 Nov 2022 15:58

Publisher DOI:

10.1093/europace/euaa315

PubMed ID:

33207371

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Catheter ablation Contact-force catheter Idiopathic ventricular arrhythmia Outcome Premature ventricular contraction

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/160954

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/160954

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