Archivos de cardiología de México
versão impressa ISSN 1405-9940
ITURRALDE TORRES, Pedro et al. Electroanatomic mapping system (CARTO) to perform catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation. Arch. Cardiol. Méx. [online]. 2006, vol.76, suppl.2, pp. 196-199. ISSN 1405-9940.
Since the first report of radiofrequency catheter ablation curing atrial fibrillation (AF) nearly a decade ago, numerous techniques have evolved, from linear ablation to modify the reentrant sustrate for AF, to electrical isolation of pulmonary vein to eliminate triggers of AF, to hibrid approaches of circunferential ablation around and between the pulmonary veins and mitral valve annulus to modify both the triggers and sustrate for AF. We describe the electroanatomic mapping system (CARTO, Biosense Webster) and its use in patients undergoing catheter ablation for AF.
Palavras-chave : Atrial fibrillation; Ablation; Electroanatomic mapping system.