Cardiac electrophysiology under MRI guidance: An emerging technology

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MR-guidance of electrophysiological (EP) procedures offers the potential for enhanced arrhythmia substrate assessment, improved procedural guidance and real-time assessment of ablation lesion formation. Accurate device tracking techniques, using both active and passive methods, have been developed to offer an interface similar to electroanatomic mapping platforms, and MR-compatible EP equipment continues to be developed. Progress to clinical implementation of these technically complex fields has been relatively slow over the last 10 years, but recent developments have led to successful clinical experience. However, further advances, particularly in harnessing the full imaging potential of CMR, are required to realise the mainstream adoption of this powerful guidance modality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-93
Number of pages9
JournalArrhythmia and Electrophysiology Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017


  • Ablation
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial flutter
  • Electroanatomic mapping
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Ventricular tachycardia


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