High prevalence of cooled tip use as compared with 8-mm tip in a multicenter Italian registry on atrial fibrillation ablation: focus on procedural safety.

@article{Zoppo2008HighPO,
  title={High prevalence of cooled tip use as compared with 8-mm tip in a multicenter Italian registry on atrial fibrillation ablation: focus on procedural safety.},
  author={Franco Zoppo and Emanuele Bertaglia and Claudio Tondo and Andrea Colella and Roberto Mantovan and Gaetano Senatore and Nicola Bottoni and Giovanni Carreras and Leonardo Cor{\`o} and Pietro Turco and Massimo Mantica and Giuseppe Stabile},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={9 9},
  pages={
          888-92
        }
}
BACKGROUND Whether cooling catheters should be preferred for atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation is not yet clear. METHODS From April 2005 to October 2006, 991 (74% men) consecutive patients who underwent AF ablation were prospectively enrolled in 10 Italian centers. For the present subanalysis, patients were ranked in the two study groups on the basis of the catheter system chosen: 8-mm tip was used in 86 patients (9% conventional group) and open-irrigated tip in 905 patients (91% cooled group… CONTINUE READING