Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing Za Zhi 2021 Mar 24;49(3):229-235. Epub 2021 Mar 24.
Department of Cardiology, First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450052, China.
To analyze the three-dimensional distribution of functional sinus node, right phrenic nerve and superior vena cava(SVC)-right atrial muscle sleeves by three-dimensional electrophysiological technique in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), and to investigate the efficacy and safety of segmental radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) for isolation of superior vena cava in these patients In this retrospective study, we enrolled 136 AF patients who underwent first RFCA in the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University from July 2018 to June 2019 and all patients underwent SVC isolation under sinus rhythm. Baseline clinical data of patients were collected. The functional sinus node was defined by activation mapping, pacing was guided by three-dimensional mapping (Carto) system, localization of the right phrenic nerve was defined by pacing map, the superior vena cava-right atrial muscle sleeves was determined according to the change of potential during SVC isolation, segmental RFCA was performed for SVC isolation, the three-dimensional distribution of functional sinus node, right phrenic nerve and superior vena cava(SVC)-right atrial muscle sleeves was determined by three-dimensional electrophysiological technique. Read More