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Comparison RF Cryoballoon in paroxysmal AF

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By Giacomo Mugnai Arrhythmias and Electrophysiology
Giacomo Mugnai, Gian-Battista Chierchia, Carlo de Asmundis, Juan Sieira-Moret, Giulio Conte, Lucio Capulzini, Kristel Wauters, Moises Rodriguez-Mañero, Giacomo Di Giovanni, Giannis Baltogiannis, Giuseppe Ciconte, Yukio Saitoh, Justo Juliá, Pedro Brugada
The aim of this study was to compare the results of pulmonary vein isolation using conventional irrigated radiofrequency (RF) approach versus the cryoballoon (CB) ablation. From January 2008 to December 2011, a total of 426 patients with drug-resistant symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation underwent pulmonary vein isolation as the index procedure by conventional manual RF or CB ablation at our center. A final population of 396 patients was considered for analysis and divided into 2 groups: conventional RF ablation (n = 260) and CB ablation (n = 136)...
May 1, 2014: American Journal of Cardiology
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