Thromboembolic Risks of the Procedural Process in Second-Generation Cryoballoon Ablation Procedures: Analysis From Real-Time Transcranial Doppler Monitoring

@article{Miyazaki2017ThromboembolicRO,
  title={Thromboembolic Risks of the Procedural Process in Second-Generation Cryoballoon Ablation Procedures: Analysis From Real-Time Transcranial Doppler Monitoring},
  author={Shinsuke Miyazaki and Tomonori Watanabe and T. Kajiyama and Jin Iwasawa and Sadamitsu Ichijo and Hiroaki Nakamura and H. Taniguchi and K. Hirao and Y. Iesaka},
  journal={Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={10},
  pages={e005612}
}
Background Atrial fibrillation ablation is associated with substantial risks of silent cerebral events (SCEs) or silent cerebral lesions. We investigated which procedural processes during cryoballoon procedures carried a risk. Methods and Results Forty paroxysmal atrial fibrillation patients underwent pulmonary vein isolation using second-generation cryoballoons with single 28-mm balloon 3-minute freeze techniques. Microembolic signals (MESs) were monitored by transcranial Doppler throughout… Expand
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