Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias

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Catheter ablation with radiofrequency or cryothermal energy is an important therapy for the management of tachyarrhythmia, including atrial tachycardia, atrioventricular (AV) re-entrant tachycardia and AV nodal re-entrant tachycardia.

Improvements in cryoballoon technology have led to shorter procedural and fluoroscopy times with similar efficacy and complication rates. Outcome and complications compared with radiofrequency catheter ablation are similar, except for a higher incidence of phrenic nerve palsy.

Several catheter-based ablation devices have been developed and adapted to improve not only lesion durability, but also safety profiles, procedure time and radiation exposure.

Articles

Contemporary Management of Complex Ventricular Arrhythmias

Published:

09 May 2022

Citation:

Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2022;11:e04.

Ablation Lesion Assessment with MRI

Published:

05 April 2022

Citation:

Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2022;11:e02.

Impact of Catheter Ablation on Quality of Life and Healthcare Utilisation

Published:

15 December 2021

Citation:

Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2021;10(4):258–61.

Impact of Catheter Ablation on Stroke, Cognitive Decline and Dementia

Published:

27 October 2021

Citation:

Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2021;10(3):205–10.