Single 3-minute freeze for second-generation cryoballoon ablation: one-year follow-up after pulmonary vein isolation.

@article{Ciconte2015Single3F,
  title={Single 3-minute freeze for second-generation cryoballoon ablation: one-year follow-up after pulmonary vein isolation.},
  author={Giuseppe Ciconte and Carlo de Asmundis and Juan Antonio Sieira and Giulio Conte and Giacomo di Giovanni and Giacomo Mugnai and Yukio Saitoh and Giannis G Baltogiannis and Ghazala Irfan and Hugo Enrique Couti{\~n}o-Moreno and Burak Hunuk and Vedran Velagi{\'c} and Pedro Brugada and Gian Battista Chierchia},
  journal={Heart rhythm},
  year={2015},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={673-80}
}
BACKGROUND The second-generation cryoballoon (CB-Adv) is effective in achieving pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) with encouraging results. The mid-term clinical efficacy of a single 3-minute freeze, without a routine bonus application, has been recently demonstrated. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess long-term clinical outcome after PVI with the CB-Adv using a single 3-minute application. METHODS A total of 143 consecutive patients (93 male [65%], mean age 59.6 ± 12.0 years… CONTINUE READING
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