Cryoablation of the left posterior atrial wall: 95 patients and 3 years of mean follow-up.

@article{Manasse2003CryoablationOT,
  title={Cryoablation of the left posterior atrial wall: 95 patients and 3 years of mean follow-up.},
  author={Eric Manasse and Fiorenzo Gaita and Simone Ghiselli and Alessandro Barbone and Lucia Garberoglio and Enrico Citterio and Diego Ornaghi and Roberto Gallotti},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={731-40}
}
OBJECTIVE Endocardial ablation of the left atrial posterior wall has been used to treat atrial fibrillation. Aim of the study was to evaluate its efficacy looking for the ablation pattern allowing a fast execution with limited interference on atrial contractility. Moreover a statistical analysis to identify predictors of long-term sinus rhythm recovery has been provided. METHODS From April 1998 to May 2002, 95 patients with permanent (mean duration 65 months) or persistent (33%) atrial… CONTINUE READING