Title

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

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2018

Publication Title

Heart Rhythm

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.

Medical Subject Headings

Atrial Fibrillation; Cryosurgery; Disease-Free Survival; Humans; Monitoring, Intraoperative; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Recurrence

PubMed ID

29684571

Volume

15

Issue

9

First Page

1348

Last Page

1355

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