Improving Transeptal Puncture Accuracy and Safety: The Role of ICE Imaging

Transeptal puncture (TSP) is a crucial step in numerous electrophysiology procedures, including atrial fibrillation ablation, left atrial (LA) and left ventricular (LV) mapping and ablation, and various interventional procedures like implantation of left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion devices or mitral valve modifying clips, with transseptal puncture being the most commonly employed method for gaining access …

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Cardiac Structures in Intracardiac Echocardiography

Intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) is a cutting-edge diagnostic tool that offers an unparalleled view of the heart’s anatomy and function during electrophysiological procedures. This technique allows physicians to visualize the heart from within, providing detailed images of the cardiac structures that are crucial for successful electrophysiology studies. In this article, we will explore the role of …

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Intracardiac Echocardiography Catheters

Intracardiac Echocardiography catheters are designed for use in adult and adolescent pediatric patients to view cardiac architecture, blood flow, and other devices inside the heart. ICE has the potential to become one of the best ways to use imaging to guide interventions. Extremely aggressive techniques for electrophysiologic ablation therapy for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias …

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Non-Fluoroscopy ICE Catheter Manipulation

Non-Fluoroscopy ICE Catheter Manipulation is an evolving technique, Compared to transthoracic and transesophageal echo, ICE has a number of benefits. Higher resolution and picture quality are possible because of the substantially shorter image distances created by the probe’s intra-cardiac position. In contrast to the difficult transesophageal echo probe, it can also be done without anaesthesia. …

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Intracardiac Echocardiography Catheter Manipulation Technique

Intracardiac Echocardiography (ICE) enables direct visualisation of structures that are not normally visible with fluoroscopy or 3D anatomical mapping, monitoring for procedural problems, and real-time visualisation of catheters and cardiac structures. This article explains the techniques for acquiring views of all cardiac structures utilising a phased array ICE catheter. Catheter Manipulation Every ICE Console setup …

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