Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Heart Lung Circ. 2017 Sep;26(9):950-959. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2017.05.115. Epub 2017 May 26.

Cryoablation for Atrial Fibrillation in 2017: What Have We Learned?

Author information

1
Department of Cardiology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
2
Department of Cardiology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia; Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
3
Department of Cardiology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia; Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Electronic address: Mark.Mcguire@sswahs.nsw.gov.au.

Abstract

Catheter ablation has become a standard technique for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is the most important component of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation. Radiofrequency (RF) ablation and balloon cryoablation can be used to achieve PVI. This review examines the biophysics and clinical efficacy of balloon cryoablation and discusses the potential advantages and disadvantages compared to RF ablation.

KEYWORDS:

Atrial fibrillation; Cryoballoon; Pulmonary Vein Isolation

PMID:
28652028
DOI:
10.1016/j.hlc.2017.05.115
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center