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Cryoballoon Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation in Octogenarians

… ablation , pulmonary vein isolation , elderly , transient phrenic nerve palsy , Disclosure: Funding for this research was …

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Cryoballoon Ablation in Today’s Practice: Can the Left Common Ostium Be Ablated and Injury to the Right Phrenic Nerve Avoided?

… the Left Common Ostium Be Ablated and Injury to the Right Phrenic Nerve Avoided? Gian-Battista Chierchia , Saverio Iacopino , … structure. Although this adverse effect is usually transient and virtually always resumes within weeks after the …

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Practical Techniques in Cryoballoon Ablation: How to Isolate Inferior Pulmonary Veins

… in the coronary sinus and superior vena cava for phrenic nerve (PN) stimulation. Transseptal Puncture Transseptal … whenever the operator suspects an increased risk of PN palsy due to a short distance between the CB and the PN. 16 …

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How to Prevent, Detect and Manage Complications Caused by Cryoballoon Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation

… of three major complications associated with CB ablation: phrenic nerve injury, atrial oesophageal fistula and bronchial … of patients in the CB arm were noted to have phrenic nerve palsy and zero patients in the RF arm. In a single centre …

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The Future of Pulmonary Vein Isolation - Single-shot Devices, Remote Navigation or Improving Conventional Radiofrequency Delivery by Contact Monitoring and Lesion Characterisation?

… arrhythmia. Serious complications such as phrenic nerve palsy and deleterious atrial-oesophageal fistula were … complications have been reported and the incidence of transient right phrenic nerve palsy was only 1 % in the …

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The Impact of Advances in Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Devices on the Incidence and Prevention of Complications

… safety profile. 38 Thromboembolic event rates (stroke and transient ischaemic attack) range between 0.2 and 1 % for irrigated catheters. Phrenic nerve palsy (PNP) is rare (0.01-0.6 %) and mainly transient. …

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Complications of Cryoballoon Pulmonary Vein Isolation

… complications in second-generation CB ablation procedures. Phrenic Nerve Injury CB ablation is associated with a significant risk of phrenic nerve injury (PNI) due to the limited balloon size, …

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Practical Guide to Ablation for Epicardial Ventricular Tachycardia: When to Get Access, How to Deal with Anticoagulation and How to Prevent Complications

… mapping and ablation, which include haemopericardium, phrenic nerve injury, damage to major coronary arteries and … should be suspected when all of these are ruled out. Phrenic Nerve The course of the left phrenic nerve needs to …

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Balloon Devices for Atrial Fibrillation Therapy

… %), cardiac tamponade (0.57 %) and clinically apparent transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or stroke (0.32 %). 3 The incidence of transient or persistent right phrenic nerve paralysis (PNP) as a characteristic complication of …

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