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Clinical Proof for the RHYTHMIA™ Mapping System

Explore clinical articles, case studies and physician perspectives supporting the safety and efficacy of the RHYTHMIA cardiac mapping system and the INTELLAMAP ORION™ High-Resolution Mapping Catheter for both atrial and ventricular procedures.



RHYTHMIA™ Mapping System
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A Standard Mapping System1


In one study, the RHYTHMIA Mapping System and INTELLAMAP ORION catheter generated 16,341 points compared to 2,270 points generated by Carto™ 3 and the PentaRay™ catheter.1

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Physician Perspectives

Dr. Noonan: Redefining Cardiac Mapping and Ablation

Dr. Daniel Noonan discusses how RHYTHMIA has changed the cardiac mapping space and his practice at St. Luke's Boise Medical Center. He shares how RHYTHMIA’s high-definition mapping system and features have improved his workflow, his approach to complex cases and his patients.

Dr. Della Bella: RHYTHMIA Mapping System

Dr. Paolo Della Bella discusses the advantages offered by the RHYTHMIA Mapping System and explains the clinical value offered by the system's unique combination of greater density, higher resolution and rapid automation.

Dr. Mounsey: How RHYTHMIA Has Set a New Standard in 3D Mapping

Dr. Paul Mounsey of UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care describes how the RHYTHMIA Mapping System has “set a new standard” in 3D mapping. This five-minute clip details the key features of the system he and his team have been using since the system was installed.

Dr. Yang: Unparalleled Clarity in Cardiac Mapping Video

Listen to Dr. Felix Yang from Maimonides Medical Center in New York City talk about how RHYTHMIA has surpassed the clarity of other cardiac mapping and navigation systems. “Whereas frequently we only have a rough idea of how an arrhythmia would propagate and we may deliver empiric ablation lines to treat them, the high-definition maps acquired by the system allow us to actually see what are the critical components of an arrhythmia circuit.”

 

Clinical Data

Anter, E., et al. | Circulation | 2016

High-Resolution Mapping of Post-Infarction Reentrant Ventricular Tachycardia: Electrophysiological Characterization of the Circuit

Anter, E., et al. | Heart Rhythm | 2015

Pulmonary Vein Isolation Using the Rhythmia Mapping System: Verification of Intracardiac Signals Using the Orion Mini-Basket Catheter

Anter, E., et al. | Heart Rhythm | 2016

Evaluation of a Novel High-Resolution Mapping Technology for Ablation of Recurrent Scar-Related Atrial Tachycardias

Bollmann, A., et al. | J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol | 2016

Initial Experience with Ultra High-Density Mapping of Human Right Atria

Bollmann, A., et al. | Int J Clin Exp Med | 2015

Percutaneous Transapical Access for Pulmonary Vein Mapping and Ablation in a Porcine Model with a New High-Density Electroanatomical Mapping System

Bun, S.S., et al. | Circ J | 2016

Ultra-High-Definition Mapping of Atrial Arrhythmias

Daccarett, M., et al. | Heart Rhythm | 2017

High Density Activation Map Guided Ablation Results in Improved Pulmonary Vein Entrance Block Heart Rhythm. Page 18.

Laţcu, D.G., et al. | Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology | 2017

Selection of Critical Isthmus in Scar-Related Atrial Tachycardia Using a New Automated Ultrahigh Resolution Mapping System

Mantziari, L., et al. | JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology | 2015

Utility of a Novel Rapid High-Resolution Mapping System in the Catheter Ablation of Arrhythmias: An Initial Human Experience of Mapping the Atria and the Left Ventricle

Nakagawa, H., et al. | Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol | 2012

Rapid High Resolution Electroanatomical Mapping: Evaluation of a New System in a Canine Atrial Linear Lesion Model

Pathik, B. and J.M. Kalman | Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology | 2017

Perceiving the Imperceptible in Atrial Macro-Reentry: Ultrahigh Resolution Mapping to Characterize the Critical Isthmus

Ptaszek, L.M., et al. | J Interv Card Electrophysiol | 2013

Rapid Acquisition of High-Resolution Electroanatomical Maps Using a Novel Multielectrode Mapping System

Rottner, L., et al. | J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol | 2017

Direct Comparison of Point-by-Point and Rapid Ultra High-Resolution Electroanatomical Mapping in Patients Scheduled for Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation

Santoro, F., et al. | Clin Res Cardiol | 2017

Endocardial Voltage Mapping of Pulmonary Veins with an Ultra-High Resolution System to Evaluate Atrial Myocardial Extensions

Schaeffer, B., et al. | J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol | 2016

Characterization, Mapping, and Ablation of Complex Atrial Tachycardia: Initial Experience with a Novel Method of Ultra High-Density 3D Mapping

Sohns, C., et al. | Clin Res Cardiol | 2016

First Clinical Experience Using a Novel High-Resolution Electroanatomical Mapping System for Left Atrial Ablation Procedures

Tanaka, Y., et al. | Heart Rhythm | 2015

Utility of High-Resolution Electroanatomic Mapping of the Left Ventricle Using a Multispline Basket Catheter in a Swine Model of Chronic Myocardial Infarction

Thajudeen, A., et al. | Pacing and Clin Electrophysiol | 2015

Correlation of Scar in Cardiac MRI and High-Resolution Contact Mapping of Left Ventricle in a Chronic Infarct Model

Viswanathan, K., et al. | Heart Rhythm | 2017

Evaluation of a Novel High-Resolution Mapping System for Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Arrhythmias

 

Case Studies

Dr. Paul Monsey: RHYTHMIA's clinical advantage for complex procedures

Dr. Paul Mounsey explains the RHYTHMIA Mapping System’s clinical advantage for complex procedures and the power of the INTELLAMAP ORION™ Mapping catheter compared to competitor catheters. “The clinical value that RHYTHMIA brings to the complex mapping procedures is predictability and efficacy. Predictability is huge in these patients.”

Dr. Derval – RHYTHMIA HDx is a game changer

Dr. Nicolas Derval shares findings from his study using the RHYTHMIA HDx™ Mapping System and discusses why he believes the RHYTHMIA system is a game changer in the mapping and navigation space. 

Dr. Maury – RHYTHMIA HDx has a unique ability to collect a large amount of points

Dr. Philipe Maury describes case types to demonstrate the RHYTHMIA HDx™ Mapping System’s ability to collect a large amount of points and to show how its unique annotation algorithm leads to reliable maps.

Dr. Santangeli – RHYTHMIA designed with the intent of high-density and reliable cardiac mapping

“The RHYTHMIA™ Mapping System is a really innovative system of mapping complex arrhythmias, and has been designed to think with the intent of providing high-density, reliable, and quick high-resolution mapping to diagnose the mechanism underlying complex arrhythmias, and to find the substrate underlying those arrhythmias as well.” 

Dr. Gallagher’s Live Case Study: Treatment of Complex Scar-Related Atrial Arrhythmias

This case highlights how the density, resolution and automation of the RHYTHMIA Mapping System helped facilitate Dr. Peter Gallagher’s assessment and treatment strategy for his patient’s set of complex scar-related arrhythmias.

Dr. Mounsey: Atrial Flutter Ablation (PDF)

Download a PDF of Dr. Paul Mounsey’s review of two typical flutter procedures using the RHYTHMIA Mapping System.

Dr. Mounsey: Atrial Flutter Ablation (Video)

In this study, Dr. Paul Mounsey reviews two typical flutter procedures. Both of these cases were classic cavotricuspid isthmus dependent atrial flutters. The first, a de novo ablation, was fairly straightforward. The second is a redo case where the RHYTHMIA Mapping System was used to identify gaps in previous ablation lines.

Dr. Mounsey: Hybrid Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation (PDF)

Download a PDF of Dr. Paul Mounsey’s case showing how he used the RHYTHMIA Mapping System to check for gaps in a 65-year-old’s epicardial lesions prior to an endocardial procedure.

Dr. Mounsey: Atrial Flutter Ablation (Video)

In this case of a 65-year-old man with a 10-year history of atrial fibrillation, Dr. Paul Mounsey used the RHYTHMIA Mapping System to check for gaps in the patient’s epicardial lesions prior to an endocardial procedure.

Dr. Wong: Ablation of Atrial and Dual-loop Ventricular Tachycardia (PDF)

Download a PDF of Dr. Tom Wong’s case study of a 54-year-old patient who had previously gone through a Ross Procedure but, years later, was admitted to the hospital with two different types of tachycardias.

Dr. Wong: Ablation of Atrial and Dual-loop Ventricular Tachycardia (Presentation)

Download a presentation of Dr. Tom Wong’s case study of a 54-year-old patient who had previously gone through a Ross Procedure but, years later, was admitted to the hospital with two different types of tachycardias.

Dr. Wong: Ablation of Atrial and Dual-Loop Ventricular Tachycardia (Video)

Dr. Tom Wong summarizes an ablation guided by the RHYTHMIA electroanatomic mapping solution of atrial and dual-loop ventricular tachycardia in a patient with a congenital heart defect. The 54-year-old patient had previously gone through a Ross Procedure but, years later, was admitted to the hospital with two different types of tachycardias.

Close-up of a RHYTHMIA HDx high-definition cardiac map.

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