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Usefulness of micro TEE and mini TEE imaging for EP procedures


- candidate number22453
- NTR NumberNTR5300
- ISRCTNISRCTN no longer applicable
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR14-jul-2015
- Secondary IDsNL53139.044.15 
- Public TitleUsefulness of micro TEE and mini TEE imaging for EP procedures
- Scientific TitleUsefulness of micro TEE and mini TEE imaging for EP procedures
- ACRONYM
- hypothesismicro TEE and mini TEE can view the same required anatomical features as ICE for atrial transseptal puncture guidance.
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedAtrial Fibrillation, Ablation therapy
- Inclusion criteria•Subjects who will be undergoing a left atrial ablation procedure where routinely ICE imaging is used
•Subjects who will be subject to a procedure where atrial transseptal puncture is required
•Subject who are 18 years of age or older
•Subject who are willing to give informed consent to participate in the study
- Exclusion criteria•Patients unwilling or unable to give informed consent
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedyes
- masking/blindingNone
- controlNot applicable
- groupParallel
- Type2 or more arms, randomized
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 1-aug-2015
- planned closingdate1-dec-2015
- Target number of participants40
- InterventionsTransseptal puncture guidance by micro or miniTEE compared to ICE guidance.
- Primary outcomeThe comparison of micro and mini TEE imaging compared with regular ICE imaging. The off line analysis of the data will allow the study team (treating physicians with support of Philips study team members) to evaluate the image quality compared to ICE imaging in atrial transseptal puncture during AF ablation procedures.
- Secondary outcome•The scoring of the preference of the physician for the type of imaging at the moment of transseptal puncture.
•The scoring of manipulability of micro or mini TEE probe by discretion of the physician.
•The scoring of intubation of micro or mini TEE probe in the esophagus of the patient by discretion of the physician.
•The fusion of anonymized X-ray fluoroscopy and micro TEE / mini TEE for database built-up to develop a fused X-ray/echography imaging device.
- Timepointsperi-procedural
- Trial web site
- statusplanned
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIESDr Stevenhagen
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIESPhD Geert Gijsbers
- Sponsor/Initiator Philips Healthcare
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
Philips Health Care
- Publications
- Brief summaryPercutaneous catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is a complex electrophysiological procedure, requiring good understanding of the cardiac anatomy and access to the left atrium (LA) which is obtained by transseptal puncture. Intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) is widely used to facilitate transseptal puncture, assess the LA and pulmonary vein (PV) anatomy, as well as monitor accuracy of ablation lesions and complications. However, ICE is an invasive tool, which requires additional venous puncture. Also, the cost of a single-use probe is not negligible.
Transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has been used for many years to assess LA anatomy, especially to exclude thrombus in the LA appendage (LAA), and also to facilitate transseptal puncture. TEE imaging is less invasive than ICE and use of TEE can lower costs as it can be used many times.

Alternatives to the large TEE probe may be the smaller S8-3t micro TEE probe and the S7-3t mini TEE probe. Both the micro TEE and mini TEE probes have been designed for pediatric use, but the intended use of the devices allows usage in adults depending on image quality needs.
• The micro TEE is smaller than the mini TEE and therefore even usable for neonates. The introduction of the micro TEE in the esophagus might be easier, based on the dimensions of the tip of the probe. However, micro TEE is expected to provide limited image quality and color Doppler flow capability in adults.
• Compared to the S8-3t micro TEE probe, the S7-3t mini TEE probe is expected to exhibit superior image and color Doppler imaging, also at deeper levels in adults, based on device specifications.

The aim of the present study is to evaluate the micro TEE and mini TEE for usability in terms of manipulability and image quality for transseptal puncture and to gain insight in the capabilities of micro and mini TEE to image selected LA anatomy that can possibly be used for additional information during AF ablation procedures. All TEE data will be compared with the routinely used ICE-catheter.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD14-jul-2015 - 4-nov-2015


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