Herz Kardiovaskuläre Erkrankungen

, Volume 33, Issue 8, pp 586–589 | Cite as

Catheter Ablation – New Developments in Robotics

  • K. R. Julian Chun
  • Boris Schmidt
  • Bülent Köktürk
  • Roland Tilz
  • Alexander Fürnkranz
  • Melanie Konstantinidou
  • Erik Wissner
  • Andreas Metzner
  • Feifan Ouyang
  • Karl-Heinz Kuck
Article

Abstract

Catheter ablation has become the curative treatment modality for various arrhythmias. Extending the indications for catheter ablation from simple supraventricular tachycardias to complex arrhythmias such as ventricular tachycardia or atrial fibrillation, the investigator faces prolonged procedure times, fluoroscopy exposure and the need for stable and reproducible catheter movement. Recently, remote-controlled robotic catheter ablation has emerged as a novel ablation concept to meet these requirements. This review describes the two available robotic ablation systems and summarizes their clinical applications and current human experience.

Key Words:

Catheter ablation Robotic navigation Atrial fibrillation 

Katheterablation – Neuentwicklungen robotischer Systeme

Zusammenfassung

Die Indikationstellung zur Katheterablation hat sich von einfachen supraventrikulären Tachykardien hin zu komplexen Herzrythmusstörungen wie ventrikulären Tachykardien und Vorhofflimmern erweitert. Der Untersucher ist dabei allerdings langen Prozedurzeiten, hohen Durchleuchtungszeiten und der Anforderung einer stabilen und reproduzierbaren Katheterführung ausgesetzt. Die Neuentwicklung ferngesteuerter robotischer Ablationssysteme kann diesen Anforderungen möglicherweise gerecht werden. Diese Übersicht beschreibt das technische Prinzip beider derzeit verfügbaren robotischen Ablationssysteme und fasst ihre klinischen Anwendungen und Erfahrungen zusammen.

Schlüsselwörter:

Katheterablation Robotische Navigation Vorhofflimmern 

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© Urban & Vogel, Muenchen 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. R. Julian Chun
    • 2
  • Boris Schmidt
  • Bülent Köktürk
  • Roland Tilz
  • Alexander Fürnkranz
  • Melanie Konstantinidou
  • Erik Wissner
  • Andreas Metzner
  • Feifan Ouyang
  • Karl-Heinz Kuck
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine II, CardiologyAsklepios Klinik St. GeorgHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Medizinische Klinik IIAsklepios Klinik St. GeorgHamburgGermany

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