Background: Contact point-to-point electroanatomic mapping (Pt-Map) is a validated tool to evaluate right ventricular (RV) substrate. When using the EnSite NavX system (St. Jude Medical, St Paul, Minnesota), geometry reconstruction by dragging the mapping catheter (Geo-Map) allows for quicker acquisition of a large number of points and better definition of anatomy, but it is not validated for substrate mapping. Objective: This study evaluates the feasibility and accuracy of Geo-Map. Methods: Thirteen patients (mean age 38 ± 12 years) with RV arrhythmias and an apparently normal heart underwent cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Pt-Map, and Geo-Map. The 2 maps were compared in terms of mapping procedural time, radiation time, and total number of points acquired. We finally compared the number and characteristics of low-potential areas on each patient's Pt-Map, Geo-Map, and cardiac MRI. Results: Geo-Map required significantly shorter mapping and radiation times in comparison to Pt-Map (12.4 ± 4.6 vs. 31.9 ± 10.1 and 5.8 ± 2.1 vs. 12.1 ± 3.9, P <.001). Furthermore, Geo-Map was based on a significantly higher density of points in comparison to Pt-Map (802 ± 205 vs. 194 ± 38, P <.001). Taking into consideration the total number of RV regions analyzed, the Pt-Map and Geo-Map disagreed in 2 of 65 (3%) regions (P = NS), which only Geo-Map identified as low-potential areas and indeed corresponded to wall motion abnormalities on MRI. Conclusion: Voltage maps obtained through RV geometry acquisition have accuracy comparable to that of conventional point-by-point mapping in detecting low-voltage areas, have a good correlation with MRI wall motion abnormalities, and allow a significant reduction in procedural time and x-ray exposure.
- Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia
- Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
- Electroanatomic mapping
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Physiology (medical)