Spanish Catheter Ablation Registry. 18th Official Report of the Spanish Society of Cardiology Working Group on Electrophysiology and Arrhythmias (2018)

ConclusionsThe Spanish Catheter Ablation Registry enrolls systematically and uninterruptedly the ablation procedures performed in Spain, showing a progressive increasing in the number of ablations over the years with a high success rate and low percentages of complications.ResumenIntroducción y objetivosSe describen los resultados del Registro Nacional de Ablación con Catéter correspondientes al año 2018.MétodosLa recogida de datos se ha realizado de manera retrospectiva con la cumplimentación de un formulario de recogida de datos por cada uno de los centros participantes.ResultadosSe han analizado los datos enviados por 100 centros, con un número total de procedimientos de ablación de 16.566, el más alto comunicado históricamente en este registro (con una media de 165,5 ± 127,9 y una mediana de 119 procedimientos por centro). Se consolida la ablación de fibrilación auricular como el sustrato abordado con más frecuencia (n = 4.234; 25,6%), seguida de la taquicardia por reentrada nodular (n = 3.525; 21,3%) y el istmo cavotricuspídeo (n = 3.425; 20,7%). Se observa un nuevo pico en el número de procedimientos de ablación de fibrilación auricular y aumenta la distancia respecto a los demás sustratos. La tasa total de éxito fue del 91%; la de complicaciones mayores, del 2,2% y la mortalidad, del 0,04%. E...
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Left atrial (LA) volumes are related to success of atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation, but the relation to other functional and structural parameters is less well understood. Our goal was to detect potential functional and structural predictors of arrhythmia recurrence after ablation using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRi) and to non-invasively assess the relation between LA functional and structural remodeling pre- and post-ablation.
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ConclusionNeither LV ECV nor other CMR metrics predict recurrence of AF following catheter ablation.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved
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Discussion From Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Dec 03;171(11):828-836 Authors: Burns RB, Zimetbaum P, Lubitz SA, Smetana GW Abstract Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most common type of cardiac arrhythmia, affecting 2.7 million to 6.1 million persons in the United States. Although some persons with AFib have no symptoms, others do. For those without symptoms, AFib may be detected by 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG), single-lead monitors (such as ambulatory blood pressure monitors and pulse oximeters), or consumer devices (such as wearable monitors and smartphones). Pulse pa...
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