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Atrial Flutter Ablation Using MediGuideTM Non-fluoroscopic Catheter Tracking System: A Novel Technology to Reduce Radiation Exposure

We describe the first case of cardiac arrhythmia ablation with the novel MediGuideTM non-fluoroscopic catheter tracking system in North America. This new technology uses electromagnetic field to track sensor integrated intracardiac electrophysiology catheters which are projected on pre-recorded fluoroscopy cine loops. This new technology permits catheter tracking in virtual biplane fluoroscopy and enhances spatial resolution of conventional 3D mapping systems while drastically reducing radiation exposure.

Credits: Anand Pillai MD; Madhu Reddy MD; Michael Heard BS; Ajay Vallakati MD; Loren Berenbom MD; DhanunjayaLakkireddy MD

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