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Figure 6: Effect of catheter diameter and electrode arrangement. The virtual catheter size was varied from 40 mm to 51 mm for both the Constellation EA (a) and the FIRMap EA (b). (Left) The interspline distance was similar for all splines for little catheter size, while its variability increased with increasing catheter size. (Middle) An increasing catheter size caused a better contact of more electrodes. (Right) Both resulting coverage and deformation generally increased with catheter size. About 50% of atrial surface could be covered for the Constellation EA in commercially available size 48 mm and 64% for the FIRMap EA size 50 mm.