Update zum Strahlenschutz bei der Katheterablation von Vorhofflimmern

Update on radiation exposure in catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation


Die in den letzten Jahren gestiegene Anzahl an Katheterablationen von Vorhofflimmern bedeutet eine potenzielle Zunahme der Strahlenbelastung für die Patienten und das medizinische Personal. Erfreulicherweise steht diesem Trend u. a. die Weiterentwicklung nichtfluoroskopischer Methoden zur Kathetervisualisierung, verbunden mit der konsequenten Reduzierung der Durchleuchtungszeit pro Prozedur, entgegen. Da Röntgenstrahlung jedoch auch im Niedrigdosisbereich ernstzunehmende Schäden verursachen kann, sind im Sinne des ALARA-Prinzips („as low as reasonably achievable“) alle möglichen Maßnahmen zu ergreifen, um die Strahlendosis weiter zu reduzieren. Eine signifikante Rolle spielen hier Dosisreduktionsprotokolle mit Niedrigdosiseinstellungen. Diese beinhalten u. a. die Optimierung der Parameter Bildrate pro Sekunde, Pulsdauer, Detektoreingangsdosis und Strahlenaufhärtung. Dieser Review-Artikel fasst den aktuellen Stand der Technik der nichtfluoroskopischen Katheterdarstellung und der Dosisreduktionsprogramme bei der Katheterablation von Vorhofflimmern zusammen.


The rising number of catheter ablations of atrial fibrillation increases radiation exposure for both patients and surgeons. Fortunately, this trend is counteracted by the development of measures to reduce total fluoroscopy time using non-fluoroscopic catheter visualization. Since even low-dose radiation can cause serious injury, all options to reduce radiation burden must be utilized (ALARA, “as low as reasonably achievable”). Dose reduction protocols with low-dose settings, which include reduced framerates, pulse duration, detector entrance dose and increased beam hardening, play a decisive role in this regard. This review provides a state-of-the-art summary of non-fluoroscopic catheter visualization and dose reduction protocols for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation.

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Schreiber, T., Kähler, N., Tscholl, V. et al. Update zum Strahlenschutz bei der Katheterablation von Vorhofflimmern. Herzschr Elektrophys (2019) doi:10.1007/s00399-019-00660-z

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  • Herzrhythmusstörung
  • Pulmonalvenenisolation
  • Fluoroskopie
  • Strahlenschäden
  • Dosisreduktion


  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Pulmonary vein isolation
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Radiation damages
  • Dose reduction