STAR Mapping™ in Proof of Concept Studies Suggest that…
STAR Mapping™ has shown improvement in long term outcomes of persistent AF ablation in patients.
35 persistent AF patients were evaluated:
Followed up for >1 year (mean 18.5 months)
Extended ECG recordings and detailed clinical assessments were performed.
80% of patients were free of any abnormal rhythm
Free from abnormal rhythm with no need for any antiarrhythmic medication.
A large multi-centre study using current mapping technology published in 2015 demonstrated 48% of patients were free from documented atrial fibrillation at 18 months without antiarrhythmic medication.
The remaining 20% of patients
Of the remaining 20% only a single patient had a recurrence of AF.
The remaining 6 had recurrence of a regular rhythm that was unable to disorganise into AF.
This proof of concept study indicates that catheter ablation using a 3D mapping system with STAR Mapping™ may lead to significantly better procedural outcomes than when using 3D mapping in isolation.
35 Patients with Persistent AF 14 Months
Honarbakhsh et al JACC EP 2019
The full clinical paper can be found by following the link below.
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