Anatomical accuracy of the KODEX-EPD novel 3D mapping system of the left atrium during pulmonary vein isolation: A correlation with computer tomography imaging

Oholi Tovia Brodie, Moshe Rav-Acha, Arik Wolak, Michael Ilan, David J. Orenstein, Shalom Abuhatzera, Michael Glikson, Yoav Michowitz

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Abstract

Background: A novel 3D mapping system (KODEX-EPD, EPD Solutions) enables catheter localization and real-time 3D cardiac mapping. Objective: To evaluate left atrium (LA) anatomical mapping accuracy created by the KODEX-EPD system during pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) compared with gold standard computed tomography (CT) images acquired from the same patients before the procedure. Methods: In 15 consecutive patients who underwent PVI, 3D mapping of the LA was created on the KODEX-EPD system using the Achieve catheter. Pulmonary vein (PV), posterior wall, and appendage anatomy and diameters, were compared to the CT 3D reconstruction measured on the CARTO 3 system. Measurements were done independently by two physicians in each method. Linear correlation and agreement between CT and EPD measurements were assessed by Spearman correlation and Bland-Altman plot. Results: Mean LA mapping time was 7.7 ± 3.6 min. Very high interobserver correlation was found for both EPD and CT measurements (Spearman r =.9). High correlation (r =.75) was found between CT and EPD measurements. Bland-Altman plot method revealed that measurements assessed by EPD were slightly higher than those assessed by CT. Mean difference was 3.5 mm, p <.01. In 2 (13.5%) patients each, disagreement regarding the presence of a left common PV and a right middle accessory vein anatomy was seen. Conclusion: The new KODEX-EPD mapping system allows quick and accurate mapping of the LA with high correlation to CT imaging. Some differences in left common and accessory right middle vein anatomy were seen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)618-625
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • KODEX-EPD
  • anatomy
  • left Atrium
  • mapping
  • pulmonary vein isolation

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