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Performance and acute procedural outcomes of the EnSite Precision™ cardiac mapping system for electrophysiology mapping and ablation procedures: results from the EnSite Precision™ observational study



The EnSite Precision™ cardiac mapping system (Abbott) is a catheter navigation and mapping system capable of displaying the three-dimensional (3D) position of conventional and sensor-enabled electrophysiology catheters, as well as displaying cardiac electrical activity as waveform traces and dynamic 3D maps of cardiac chambers. The EnSite Precision™ Observational Study (NCT-03260244) was designed to quantify and characterize the use of the EnSite Precision™ cardiac mapping system for mapping and ablation of cardiac arrhythmias in a real-world environment and evaluate procedural outcomes.


A total of 1065 patients were enrolled at 38 centers in the USA and Canada between 2017 and 2018 and were followed for 12 months post procedure for arrhythmia recurrence, medication use, and quality-of-life changes. Eligible subjects were adults undergoing a cardiac electrophysiology mapping and radiofrequency ablation procedure using the EnSite Precision™ System.


A final cohort of 925 patients (64.3 years of age, 30.2% female) were analyzed. The primary procedural indication was atrial flutter in 48.1% (445/925), atrial fibrillation in 46.5% (430/925), and other arrhythmias in 5% (50/925). Electroanatomic mapping was performed in 81.5% (754/925) of patients. Mapping was stable throughout 79.8% (738/925) of procedures with initial mapping time of 8.6 min (IQR 4.7-15.0). Average mapping efficiency created with AutoMap or TurboMap was 164.9 ± 365.7 used points per minute. Median number of mapping points collected and used was 1752.5 and 811.0, respectively. Only 335/925 (36.2%) required editing and 66.0% (221/335) of these patients required editing of less than 10 points. Fluoroscopy was utilized in most cases (n = 811/925, 87.4%) with fluoroscopy time of 11.0 min (IQR 6.0-18.0). Overall median procedure time was 101.0 min (IQR 59.0-152.0). Acute procedural success was high for both atrial fibrillation (n = 422/430, 98.1%) and atrial flutter (n = 434/445, 97.5%).


In a real-world study analysis, use of the EnSite Precision™ mapping system was associated with high procedural stability, short mapping times, high point density requiring infrequent editing, low fluoroscopy time, and high prevalence of acute procedural success.

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