Combined Cryoballoon and Radiofrequency Ablation Versus Radiofrequency Ablation Alone for Long-Standing Persistent Atrial Fibrillation


Guler T. E. , Aksu T., YALIN K. , Golcuk S. E. , Mutluer F. O. , Bozyel S.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF THE MEDICAL SCIENCES, cilt.354, sa.6, ss.586-596, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 354 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.amjms.2017.08.010
  • Dergi Adı: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF THE MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.586-596

Özet

Background: To achieve sinus rhythm, ablation of long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation (LSPAF) usually requires substrate modification in addition to pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). In the present article, we aimed to compare clinical and substrate modification effects of 2 distinct PVI strategies during stepwise ablation in patients with LSPAF: (1) Combined approach: cryoballoon (CB) for PVI and radiofrequency (RF) ablation for substrate modification and (2) RF-only approach: RF ablation for both PVI and substrate modification.