Catheter-based cryoablation permanently cures patients with common atrial flutter.

@article{Manusama2004CatheterbasedCP,
  title={Catheter-based cryoablation permanently cures patients with common atrial flutter.},
  author={Randy Manusama and C. Timmermans and Froylan Limon and S. A. M. Philippens and Harry J. G. M. Crijns and L. Rodr{\'i}guez},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2004},
  volume={109 13},
  pages={1636-9}
}
BACKGROUND Cryoablation (cryo) has a high success rate in the short-term treatment of atrial flutter (AFL), but evidence of long-term efficacy is lacking. The present study reports the long-term effect of cryo of the cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI) in patients with common AFL. METHODS AND RESULTS Thirty-five consecutive patients (28 men; mean age, 53 years) underwent cryo of the CTI. In 34 patients, the AFL had a counterclockwise rotation (cycle length, 242+/-43 ms). Eleven patients had… CONTINUE READING
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