A.Fib NEWS

  • Cryoablation only 50-55% effective at best. Xray exposure is more than 10 times with Cryo (over 3 hours, compared with 10 minutes of xray exposure with Radiofrequency ablation).

ARTICLE:
Two Versus One Repeat Freeze–Thaw Cycle(s) After Cryoballoon Pulmonary Vein Isolation: The ALSTER EXTRA Pilot Study
Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
KYOUNG RYUL JULIAN CHUN ALEXANDER FÜRNKRANZ ILKA KÖSTER ANDREAS METZNER TOBIAS TÖNNIS PETER WOHLMUTH ERIK WISSNER BORIS SCHMIDT FEIFAN OUYANG KARL HEINZ KUCK
DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8167.2012.02315.x

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1540-8167.2012.02315.x/abstract

 

  • Pulmonary Vein Antral Isolation and Nonpulmonary Vein Trigger Ablation without Additional Substrate Modification for Treating Longstanding Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
DAVID LIN DAVID S. FRANKEL ERICA S. ZADO EDWARD GERSTENFELD SANJAY DIXIT DAVID J. CALLANS MICHAEL RILEY MATHEW HUTCHINSON FERMIN GARCIA RUPA BALA RALPH VERDINO JOSHUA COOPER FRANCIS E. MARCHLINSKI
DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8167.2012.02307.x

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1540-8167.2012.02307.x/abstract