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Table 1 Facility Resource Information

From: Canadian national electrophysiology ablation registry report 2011–2016

  2015–2016 2013–2014 2011–2012
   N (%) N (%) N (%)
University Affiliated Hospitals 14 (100 %) 14 (100 %) 17 (89 %)
Lab Infrastructure
 Centers: Implants done in OR 4 (29 %) 6 (43 %) 8 (47 %)
 Ablation rooms 1.9 (1–4)a 1.8 (1–3)a 1.6 (1–3)a
 Days/Week Room used for Ablationc 7.0 (2–14)a 7.1 (2–14)a 5.3 (1–13)a
 Implant Days/Weekc 3.4 (0–5)a 3.2 (0–5)a 3.25 (1–6)a
EP Procedures Performed
 Diagnostic EP Procedures 14 (100 %) 14 (100 %) 19 (100 %)
 RF 14 (100 %) 13 (93 %) 19 (100 %)
 Contact Force 14 (100 %) n/a n/a
 Cryoablation point-by-point 12 (86 %) 9 (64 %) n/a
 Cryoballoon 10 (71 %) 6 (43 %) 15 (83 %)
 PVAC 3 (21 %) 4 (29 %) n/a
 NMARQ (circular RF) 2 (14 %) 0 n/a
Mapping Systems
 CARTO 12 (86 %) 13 (93 %) 14 (78 %)
 Intracardiac echo 12 (86 %) 12 (86 %) 14 (78 %)
 EnSite-NavX Velocity 10 (71 %) 13 (93 %) 15 (83 %)
 EnSite-NavX Precision 8 (57 %) n/a n/a
 Mediguide 2 (14 %) 2 (14 %) n/a
 Rhythmia™ 1 (7 %) 0 n/a
 LocaLisa 1 (7 %) 1 (7 %) 1 (6 %)
 STXS 2 (14 %) 1 (7 %) 2 (11 %)
Imaging Systemsb
 General Electric 1 (7 %) 1 (7 %) n/a
 Philips 8 (57 %) 8 (57 %) n/a
 Siemens 6 (43 %) 7 (50 %) n/a
 Toshiba 2 (14 %) 2 (14 %) n/a
 Portable GE 1 (7 %) 1 (7 %) n/a
  1. a = range
  2. b = present in number of centres
  3. c = days per week room used for ablation x number of rooms