Field of view of mapping catheters quantified by electrogram associations with radius of myocardial attenuation on contrast-enhanced cardiac computed tomography

Satish Misra, Sohail Zahid, Adityo Prakosa, Nissi Saju, Harikrishna Tandri, Ronald D. Berger, Joseph E. Marine, Hugh Calkins, Vadim Zipunnikov, Natalia Trayanova, Stefan L. Zimmerman, Saman Nazarian

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Abstract

Background: Contrast-enhanced cardiac computed tomography (CE-CT) provides useful substrate characterization in patients with ventricular tachycardia (VT). Objective: The purpose of this study was to describe the association between endocardial electrogram measurements and myocardial characteristics on CE-CT, in particular the field of view of electrogram features. Methods: Fifteen patients with postinfarct VT who underwent catheter ablation with preprocedural CE-CT were included. Electroanatomic maps were registered to CE-CT, and myocardial attenuation surrounding each endocardial point was measured at a radius of 5, 10, and 15 mm. The association between endocardial voltage and attenuation was assessed using a multilevel random effects linear regression model, clustered by patient, with best model fit defined by highest log likelihood. Results: A total of 4698 points were included. There was a significant association of bipolar and unipolar voltage with myocardial attenuation at all radii. For unipolar voltage, the best model fit was at an analysis radius of 15 mm regardless of the mapping catheter used. For bipolar voltage, the best model fit was at an analysis radius of 15 mm for points acquired with a conventional ablation catheter. In contrast, the best model fit for points acquired with a multipolar mapping catheter was at an analysis radius of 5 mm. Conclusion: Myocardial attenuation on CE-CT indicates a smaller myocardial field of view of bipolar electrograms using multipolar catheters with smaller electrodes in comparison to standard ablation catheters despite similar interelectrode spacing. Smaller electrodes may provide improved spatial resolution for the definition of myocardial substrate for VT ablation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1617-1625
Number of pages9
JournalHeart Rhythm
Volume15
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2018

Keywords

  • Cardiac computed tomography
  • Catheter ablation
  • Electroanatomic mapping
  • Ventricular arrhythmia
  • Ventricular tachycardia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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