Non-invasive Mapping of Cardiac Arrhythmias

  • Ashok Shah
  • Meleze Hocini
  • Michel Haissaguerre
  • Pierre JaïsEmail author
Invasive Electrophysiology and Pacing (EK Heist, Section Editor)
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Since more than 100 years, 12-lead electrocardiography (ECG) is the standard-of-care tool, which involves measuring electrical potentials from limited sites on the body surface to diagnose cardiac disorder, its possible mechanism, and the likely site of origin. Several decades of research has led to the development of a 252-lead ECG and computed tomography (CT) scan-based three-dimensional electro-imaging modality to non-invasively map abnormal cardiac rhythms including fibrillation. These maps provide guidance towards ablative therapy and thereby help advance the management of complex heart rhythm disorders. Here, we describe the clinical experience obtained using non-invasive technique in mapping the electrical disorder and guide the catheter ablation of atrial arrhythmias (premature atrial beat, atrial tachycardia, atrial fibrillation), ventricular arrhythmias (premature ventricular beats), and ventricular pre-excitation (Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome).


Non-invasive mapping Driver mapping Isopotential map Reentries Focal sources Atrial fibrillation Premature ventricular beat ECG algorithm Atrial tachycardia WPW syndrome Catheter ablation 


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Ashok Shah declares that he has no conflict of interest. Meleze Hocini, Michel Haissaguerre, and Pierre Jaïs are stockholders for CardioInsight.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ashok Shah
    • 1
  • Meleze Hocini
    • 1
  • Michel Haissaguerre
    • 1
  • Pierre Jaïs
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut-Lévêque and the Université Bordeaux IIBordeauxFrance
  2. 2.Department of Rhythmologie, Service du Pr HaissaguerreHôpital Cardiologique du Haut-LévêqueBordeaux-PessacFrance

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