Early experience with the cryoablation balloon procedure for the treatment of atrial fibrillation by an experienced radiofrequency catheter ablation center.

@article{Mandell2013EarlyEW,
  title={Early experience with the cryoablation balloon procedure for the treatment of atrial fibrillation by an experienced radiofrequency catheter ablation center.},
  author={Jeffrey Mandell and Frank Amico and Sameer Parekh and Jeffrey S Snow and Joseph D. Germano and Todd J. Cohen},
  journal={The Journal of invasive cardiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={288-92}
}
BACKGROUND Radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation has provided an effective method for treating drug-refractory symptomatic atrial fibrillation. Recently, a cryoablation balloon approach has also received approval. The purpose of this study was to compare RF catheter ablation to cryoablation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation with respect to safety, immediate efficacy, and effects on procedural and fluoroscopy times. In addition, actual procedural costs were compared. METHODS This study… CONTINUE READING

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