Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Using Arctic Front™ Cardiac Cryoablation System

 

Short Introduction to Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Section

 

Arctic FrontTM cryoballoon ablation of atrial fibrillation has radically altered the landscape of electrophysiology, providing highly reproducible results for pulmonary vein isolation (cryo-PVI), and cryoablation with Arctic FrontTM cryoballoon is now routinely considered as equivalent in efficacy to radiofrequency ablation. This efficacy and safety profile of cryo-PVI has also been translated across to our persistent AF patients, driven by the realisation that a PVI procedure provides an equivalent or better outcome than including empiric lines/fractionated electrogram ablation opened. This has greatly expanded the patient base for whom this could be a useful treatment. As we expand the population of patients who are ideally treated with cryoablation, and increase the numbers of centres undertaking the procedure, we must remain mindful of best practices and incremental improvements in the field.  

 

We very much hope you enjoy the featured articles in this collection and find them useful in the delivery of best-practice treatment for your patients.

 

Dr Malcolm Finlay

The Persistent Atrial Fibrillation using Cryoballoon section is supported by Medtronic

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Section advisor

Dr Malcolm Finlay, Consultant Cardiologist, Barts Heart Centre

Arctic Front Family of cryoballoons is the first FDA-approved ablation catheter for the treatment of Persistent AF in the US

 

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