Driver-guided Ablation of Persistent Atrial Fibrillatiom

2019-09-17 02:47:44 | BioPortfolio


This is a prospective, single-center, study. A targeted number of 181patients with persistent AF will be included according to pre-defined criteria. The ablation procedure consists on the identification of the arrhythmic substrate using a novel integrated mapping technique. We hypothesize that such approach may potentially lead to a mechanisms-targeted ablation strategy of persistent AF.


This is a prospective, single-center, study enrolling a total of 181patients with persistent AF according to well defined inclusion and exclusion criteria. The ablation procedure consists on the identification of the arrhythmic substrate using a novel integrated 3D mapping technique followed by standard CPVA at the end of the procedure. We will ablate substrates showing fast and regular electrical activities, starting from areas with the fastest mean cycle length and/or areas that have consistent rotational or focal propagation pattern and/or areas that comprise the slow conduction zone of possible arrhythmia circuits. After substrate ablation and AF termination, arrhythmia inducibility will be assessed and, if not inducible, the procedure will be completed by standard CPVA. If AF is still inducible, a new 3D map will be performed to identify further targets to be eliminated. Electrical cardioversion may be done at the end of the procedure. We hypothesized that such approach may potentially lead to a mechanisms-targeted ablation strategy leading to elimination of arrhythmic sources in individual patients, thus improving their clinical outcome. We will also characterize, identify and target the real pathophysiological substrates. After ablation, AF recurrence will be assessed by implantable loop recorder or thans-telephonic ECG recording from the end of the 3 months blanking period to 12 months following the procedure.The duration of this study is expected to be 24 months, from the first patient enrollment to the last patient follow-up.

Study Design


Novel Approach for Catheter Ablation of Persistent Atrial Fibrillation


Catheter ablation


IRCCS Policlinico S. Donato
San Donato Milanese




IRCCS Policlinico S. Donato

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