エジマ コウイチロウ   EJIMA KOICHIRO
  江島 浩一郎
   所属   医学部 医学科(東京女子医科大学病院)
   職種   特任准教授
言語種別 英語
発表タイトル Targeted Endomyocardial Biopsy Using Electroanatomical Voltage Mapping for Patients Suspected of Cardiac Sarcoidosis
会議名 The 79th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Circulation Society
主催者 Japanese Circulation Society
学会区分 全国規模の学会
発表形式 口頭
講演区分 一般
発表者・共同発表者◎SERIZAWA Naoki, SHODA Morio, YOSHIDA Ayano, SUZUKI Tsuyoshi, EJIMA Koichiro, SHIGA Tsuyoshi, HAGIWARA Nobuhisa
発表年月日 2015/04/26
開催地
(都市, 国名)
Osaka, JAPAN
概要 Purpose: Diagnosing cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) is sometimes very challenging due to lack of typical signs. Although a histological diagnosis is crucial of diagnosing CS, the sensitivity of endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) is low. We evaluated the diagnostic contribution of electroanatomical voltage mapping (EVM)-guided EMB in patients with CS. Methods: We studied 12 consecutive patients with a noninvasive probable diagnosis of CS according to current criteria (Japanese Diagnostic Standard and Guideline for Sarcoidosis 2006) and without specific histological findings of CS by traditional EMB. All patients underwent EVM-guided EMB. Intracardiac electrogram voltage amplitude and duration time at biopsy sites were measured manually during the procedure. Results: In all 12 patients, RV bipolar voltage mapping was performed with a 3-D electroanatomical mapping system, and the low voltage area ( < 1.5 mV) was identified at outflow tract and interventricular septum of the RV. Histological samples taken from the low voltage area by a standard bioptome with deflectable long sheath showed typical histopathological findings of CS in 5 patients (42%). Positive biopsy sites were lower voltage amplitude and longer duration time than negative biopsy sites (0.63 vs. 2.64 mV, p=0.051 and 142 vs. 81 ms, p=0.013, respectively). No complication occurred throughout the procedure. Conclusion: EVM-guided EMB is helpful in confirming the diagnosis of CS in probable CS patients who remain undiagnosed by traditional EMB.