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Impact of adenosine on mechanisms sustaining persistent atrial fibrillation: Analysis of contact electrograms and non-invasive ECGI mapping data

Dhillon, GS; Ahluwalia, N; Honarbakhsh, S; Graham, A; Creta, A; Abbass, H; Chow, A; ... Hunter, RJ; + view all (2021) Impact of adenosine on mechanisms sustaining persistent atrial fibrillation: Analysis of contact electrograms and non-invasive ECGI mapping data. PLoS One , 16 (3) , Article e0248951. 10.1371/journal.pone.0248951. Green open access

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: We evaluated the effect of adenosine upon mechanisms sustaining persistent AF through analysis of contact electrograms and ECGI mapping. METHODS: Persistent AF patients undergoing catheter ablation were included. ECGI maps and cycle length (CL) measurements were recorded in the left and right atrial appendages and repeated following boluses of 18 mg of intravenous adenosine. Potential drivers (PDs) were defined as focal or rotational activations completing ≥ 1.5 revolutions. Distribution of PDs was assessed using an 18 segment biatrial model. RESULTS: 46 patients were enrolled. Mean age was 63.4 ± 9.8 years with 33 (72%) being male. There was no significant difference in the number of PDs recorded at baseline compared to adenosine (42.1 ± 15.2 vs 40.4 ± 13.0; p = 0.417), nor in the number of segments harbouring PDs, (13 (11-14) vs 12 (10-14); p = 0.169). There was a significantly higher percentage of PDs that were focal in the adenosine maps (36.2 ± 15.2 vs 32.2 ± 14.4; p < 0.001). There was a significant shortening of CL in the adenosine maps compared to baseline which was more marked in the right atrium than left atrium (176.7 ± 34.7 vs 149.9 ± 27.7 ms; p < 0.001 and 165.6 ± 31.7 vs 148.3 ± 28.4 ms; p = 0.003). CONCLUSION: Adenosine led to a small but significant shortening of CL which was more marked in the right than left atrium and may relate to shortening of refractory periods rather than an increase in driver burden or distribution. Registered on Clinicaltrials.gov: NCT03394404.

Type: Article
Title: Impact of adenosine on mechanisms sustaining persistent atrial fibrillation: Analysis of contact electrograms and non-invasive ECGI mapping data
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0248951
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0248951
Language: English
Additional information: © 2021 Dhillon et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science > Clinical Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10126165
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