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01.12.2014 | Ausgabe 3/2014

Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology 3/2014

Electrophysiological study 6 months after Epicor high-intensity focused ultrasound atrial fibrillation ablation

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Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology > Ausgabe 3/2014
Autoren:
Rodrigue Garcia, Frédéric Sacher, Pierre Oses, Nicolas Derval, Laurent Barandon, Arnaud Denis, Mélèze Hocini, Xavier Roques, Michel Haïssaguerre, Louis Labrousse, Pierre Jaïs

Abstract

Purpose

Little is presently known about the outcome of atrial lesions performed with high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for atrial fibrillation ablation. We aimed to assess endocardial atrial lesions 6 months after epicardial HIFU ablation (Epicor) and to evaluate the benefit of a combined ablation approach.

Methods

Thirty patients (21 males, mean age 68 ± 12 years old) undergoing HIFU atrial fibrillation ablation during cardiac surgery were enrolled. Electrophysiological study (EPS) was performed 6 months after HIFU ablation, and endovascular radiofrequency was delivered in case of conduction gaps. Patients were followed up for at least 6 months after the EPS.

Results

At EPS, ten patients (38 %) had achieved complete or near-complete “box” isolation and four (15 %) had no visible lesion. Using this technology, freedom from symptomatic atrial arrhythmia at 6 months was 60 % (n = 18/30) (64 % for paroxysmal and 56 % for persistent subgroups) improving to 81 % (n = 21/26) (90 % for paroxysmal and 73 % for persistent subgroups) at 12 months after a facultative percutaneous endocardial approach was performed. Using an UltraCinch device sized below 10 improved the rate of complete lesion as assessed 6 months after surgery (58 % of complete or near-complete box isolation with UltraCinch device <10 vs 21 % when ≥11; p = 0.05).

Conclusion

Six months after HIFU ablation, only 38 % of the patients had complete or near-complete box isolation, and the recurrence rate of symptomatic atrial arrhythmia was 40 %. The latter was reduced to 19 % 6 months after complementary percutaneous approach.

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