Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias

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ThermoCool® SmartTouch® Catheter

Tina Lin, Feifan Ouyang, Karl-Heinz Kuck, et al

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Cost-effectiveness of Catheter Ablation

Andrew Y Chang, Daniel Kaiser, Aditya Ullal, et al

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Improving AF Treatment Outcomes With First Line Cryoablation

Carina Blomström-Lundqvist, Jason G Andrade, Yassir Javaid et al

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Biophysics of Cryoballoon Ablation in Atrial Fibrillation

Jason G Andrade, Roland R Tilz, Richard Schilling

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Optimizing Fluoroscopy During Cryoballoon Ablation

Richard Schilling, Andreas Metzner, Lukas RC Dekker

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Overcoming Complex Anatomies with Cryoballoon Ablation

Neil Davidson, Gian-Battista Chierchia, KR Julian Chun

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Convergent AF Ablation

Karan Wats, Andy Kiser, Kevin Makati, et al

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Functional Substrate Mapping Of VT

Andreu Porta-Sánchez, Neil T Srinivasan, John Silberbauer et al

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Contemporary Mapping Techniques of Complex Cardiac Arrhythmias

Emmanuel Koutalas, Borislav Dinov, Sergio Richter, et al

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The Electrocardiogram in Athletes Revisited

George D Katritsis, Demosthenes G Katritsis,


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.

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