Three-dimensional electroanatomical mapping in arrhythmia ablation

Brito V, Alcaraz A, Pichon-Riviere A, Augustovski F, García Martí S, Bardach A, Ciapponi A, López A, Rey-Ares L
Record ID 32016000919
Authors' recommendations: There is moderate-quality evidence showing that ablation by three-dimensional electroanatomical mapping (TDEM) for atrial fibrillation and supraventricular arrhythmias is similar in efficacy to ablation by conventional mapping, but it allows reducing fluoroscopic exposure times. Low-quality evidence points out that the use of TDEM in ventricular arrhythmias associated with structural cardiac disease could be safe and efficacious. The clinical practice guidelines and consensus mention TDEM as a useful tool, specially in arrhythmias or complex anatomies, since it allows better identification of the arrhythmic area and reduction in fluoroscopic exposure. Most coverage policies identified consider the use of TDEM in supraventricular arrhythmia ablation, specially those that are complex, and ventricular arrhythmias associated with structural heart disease. In Argentina, the TDEM system may be reimbursed through the Healthcare Service Superintendence's Unique Reimbursement System.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2016
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English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Argentina
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Arrhythmias, Cardiac
  • Electrophysiologic Techniques, Cardiac
Organisation Name: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy
Contact Address: Dr. Emilio Ravignani 2024, Buenos Aires - Argentina, C1414 CABA
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