Table 4

First Repeat Procedures

Conventional PVI
(n = 21)
Pace-Guided Ablation
(n = 9)
Reconnected veins3915
LSPV10 (25.64)5 (33.34)
LIPV5 (12.82)1 (6.67)
RSPV15 (38.45)5 (33.34)
RIPV9 (23.08)4 (26.67)
Additional defragmentation5 (23.81)0 (0.0)
Defragmentation, isolated PVs1 (4.76)0 (0.0)
Ablation of gaps until unexcitable10
Adenosine testing for dormant conduction11
Waiting time (30 min)34
3D mapping (CARTO, NavX)64

Values are n (%).

CARTO = CARTO System (Biosense Webster, Inc.); NavX = EnSite Nav (St. Jude Medical, Inc.); PV = pulmonary vein; other abbreviations as in Tables 1 and 3.

  • Refers to the same patient.