Best practice guide for cryoballoon ablation in atrial fibrillation: The compilation experience of more than 3000 procedures HEART RHYTHM Su, W., Kowal, R., Kowalski, M., Metzner, A., Svinarich, J. T., Wheelan, K., Wang, P. 2015; 12 (7): 1658-1666


Since the release of the second-generation cryoballoon (CB2; Arctic Front Advance(TM), Medtronic Inc) and its design modifications with improved cooling characteristics, the technique, dosing, and complication profile is significantly different from that of the first-generation cryoballoon. A comprehensive report of CB2 procedural recommendations has not been reported.The purpose of this study was to review the current best practices from a group of experienced centers to create a user's consensus guide for CB2 ablation.High-volume operators with a combined experience of more than 3000 CB2 cases were interviewed, and consensus for technical and procedural best practice was established.Comprehensive review of the CB2 ablation best practice guide will provide a detailed technique for achieving safer and more effective outcomes for CB2 atrial fibrillation ablation.

View details for DOI 10.1016/j.hrthm.2015.03.021

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