Cryoballoon vs. radiofrequency ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: an updated meta-analysis of randomized and observational studies.

@article{Buiatti2017CryoballoonVR,
  title={Cryoballoon vs. radiofrequency ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: an updated meta-analysis of randomized and observational studies.},
  author={Alessandra Buiatti and Gesa von Olshausen and Petra Barthel and Simon Michael Schneider and Armin Luik and Bernhard M Kaess and Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz and Petra Hoppmann},
  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={2017},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={378-384}
}
Aims Radiofrequency (RF) ablation represents a standard of care for pulmonary vein isolation in patients with drug-refractory paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF). In this setting, cryoballoon (CB) ablation has emerged as alternative therapy. However, the efficacy and safety of CB vs. RF ablation in patients with paroxysmal AF remain a matter of debate. Methods and results We searched electronic scientific databases for studies of CB vs. RF ablation in patients with paroxysmal AF. Aggregate… CONTINUE READING

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