Use of the cryoballoon to ablate pulmonary vein-dependent left atrial flutter

Graham Peigh*, Jeremiah Wasserlauf, Prasongchai Sattayaprasert, Nishant Verma, Bradley P. Knight

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

New atrial flutter (AFL) that arises after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) by catheter or surgical ablation can originate from reconnection of a pulmonary vein (PV). Reisolation of PVs with cryoballoon ablation (CBA) for treatment of peri-PV AFL after Maze or PVI has not previously been reported. The present case series describes use of CBA to treat post-PVI and post-Maze PV-dependent AFL. In these cases, CBA was used to reisolate the PVs and terminate AFL without requiring additional lesion sets for treatment of AFL.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1589-1593
Number of pages5
JournalPACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume42
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2019

Keywords

  • ablation
  • atrial flutter
  • cryoballoon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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