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Robotic magnetic navigation for ablation of human arrhythmias

Authors Da Costa A, Guichard JB, Romeyer-Bouchard C, Gerbay A, Isaaz K

Received 22 May 2016

Accepted for publication 14 July 2016

Published 19 September 2016 Volume 2016:9 Pages 331—339


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Antoine Da Costa, Jean Baptiste Guichard, Cécile Roméyer-Bouchard, Antoine Gerbay, Karl Isaaz

North Hospital, Cardiology Department University of Saint Etienne Jean Monnet, Saint Etienne Cedex 2, France

Abstract: Radiofrequency treatment represents the first choice of treatment for arrhythmias, in particular complex arrhythmias and especially atrial fibrillation, due to the greater benefit/risk ratio compared to antiarrhythmic drugs. However, complex arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation require long procedures with additional risks such as X-ray exposure or serious complications such as tamponade. Given this context, the treatment of arrhythmias using robotic magnetic navigation entails a technique well suited to complex arrhythmias on account of its efficacy, reliability, significant reduction in X-ray exposure for both patient and operator, as well as a very low risk of perforation. As ongoing developments will likely improve results and procedure times, this technology will become one of the most modern technologies for treating arrhythmias. Based on the literature, this review summarizes the advantages and limitations of robotic magnetic navigation for ablation of human arrhythmias.

Keywords: atrial fibrillation, ablation, arrhythmias, robotic magnetic navigation, stereotaxis

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