Inner lumen mapping catheter-facilitated big cryoballoon treatment for atrial fibrillation shortens procedural duration and fluoroscopic exposure with comparable mid-term efficacy

@article{Chan2013InnerLM,
  title={Inner lumen mapping catheter-facilitated big cryoballoon treatment for atrial fibrillation shortens procedural duration and fluoroscopic exposure with comparable mid-term efficacy},
  author={Ngai-yin Chan and Ho-chuen Yuen and Pui-shan Chu and Chi-chung Choy and Hoi-Fan Chow and H Fong and Chun-leung Lau and Y. K. Lo and P T Tsui and Suet-ting Lau and Ngai-shing Mok},
  journal={Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={37},
  pages={169-177}
}
This study aims to investigate whether the use of a novel inner lumen circular mapping catheter (IMC) can shorten the procedural duration and fluoroscopic exposure of the single transseptal big cryoballoon (CB) pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) procedures in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). This is a prospective non-randomized case–control study. Forty-two patients (28 men, mean age 55.7 ± 12.1) with drug-refractory paroxysmal or persistent AF and underwent CB PVI procedures were divided… CONTINUE READING

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