Electrophysiologic procedures such as catheter ablation and/or cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) are usually performed under fluoroscopic guidance alone. Currently, we are witnessing the birth of a new era in which many patients can be safely and effectively treated without the use of fluoroscopy. Using MediGuide technology continuous fluoroscopy is no longer required to ascertain the position of the device/catheter, which minimizes the radiation exposure for both the physician and patient, with a further benefit by minimal need for contrast agent. This novel system provides real time tracking of devices projected into live fluoroscopy or pre-recorded cine-angiography. MediGuide technology is an important step forward facilitating complex ablation procedures such as AF ablation and CRT implantation.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Atrial Fibrillation|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine