Contact-force guided radiofrequency vs. second-generation balloon cryotherapy for pulmonary vein isolation in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation-a prospective evaluation.

@article{Jourda2015ContactforceGR,
  title={Contact-force guided radiofrequency vs. second-generation balloon cryotherapy for pulmonary vein isolation in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation-a prospective evaluation.},
  author={François Jourda and Rui Provid{\^e}ncia and Eloi Marijon and Abdeslam Bouzeman and Hassiba Hireche and Ziad Khoueiry and Christelle Cardin and Nicolas Combes and St{\'e}phane Combes and Serge Bov{\'e}da and J P Albenque},
  journal={Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={225-31}
}
AIMS In the setting of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF), there are no available data comparing the mid-term outcome of patients undergoing pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) catheter ablation using contact-force (CF)-guided radiofrequency (RF) vs. second-generation balloon cryotherapy. METHODS AND RESULTS Prospective single-centre evaluation, carried out from March 2011 to February 2013, comparing CF radiofrequency (Thermocool(®) SmartTouch™, Biosense Webster, Inc.) (CF group) with cryoballoon… CONTINUE READING

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In the setting of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation ( AF ) , there are no available data comparing the mid - term outcome of patients undergoing pulmonary vein isolation ( PVI ) catheter ablation using contact - force ( CF)-guided radiofrequency ( RF ) vs. second - generation balloon cryotherapy .
Our preliminary findings suggest that CF - guided radiofrequency and cryotherapy present very similar performances in the setting of paroxysmal AF catheter ablation .
Our preliminary findings suggest that CF - guided radiofrequency and cryotherapy present very similar performances in the setting of paroxysmal AF catheter ablation .
In the setting of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation ( AF ) , there are no available data comparing the mid - term outcome of patients undergoing pulmonary vein isolation ( PVI ) catheter ablation using contact - force ( CF)-guided radiofrequency ( RF ) vs. second - generation balloon cryotherapy .
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