Cryoballoon Best Practices II: Practical guide to procedural monitoring and dosing during atrial fibrillation ablation from the perspective of experienced users

Wilber Su*, Arash Aryana, Rod Passman, Gurjit Singh, Robert Hokanson, Marcin Kowalski, Jason Andrade, Paul Wang

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Abstract

Since the evaluation of the cryoballoon in the Sustained Treatment Of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation trial, more than 350,000 patients with atrial fibrillation have been treated. Several studies have reported improved outcomes using the second-generation cryoballoon, and recent publications have evaluated modifications, refinements, and improvements in procedural techniques. Here, peer-reviewed articles published since the first cryoballoon best practices review were summarized against the technical practices of physicians with a high level of experience with the cryoballoon (average ≥6 years of experience in ≥900 cases). This summary includes a comprehensive literature review along with practical usage guidance from physicians using the cryoballoon to facilitate safe, efficient, and effective outcomes for patients with atrial fibrillation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1348-1355
Number of pages8
JournalHeart rhythm
Volume15
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2018

Keywords

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Best practice
  • Catheter ablation
  • Cryoablation
  • Cryoballoon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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