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Is achievement of pulmonary vein isolation the only effect of cryoballoon ablation in long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation? [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2016; 44(2): 166-169 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2016.61994

Is achievement of pulmonary vein isolation the only effect of cryoballoon ablation in long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation?

Tolga Aksu1, Kıvanç Yalın2, Ebru Gölcük1, Tumer Erdem Guler1
1Department of Cardiology, Kocaeli Derince Training and Research Hospital, Kocaeli, Turkey
2Department of Cardiology, Bursa State Hospital, Bursa, Turkey

A case of long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation (LPAF) that underwent hybrid treatment combining transvenous cryothermal and radiofrequency (RF) energy is described in the present report. Complex fractionated atrial electrogram (CFAE) maps before and after cryoablation revealed not only pulmonary vein isolation (PVI), but also a large antral ablation of CFAEs. Following cryoablation, a severe reduction in remote left atrial CFAE area was observed.

Keywords: Atrial fibrillation, ablation, cryoballoon

How to cite this article
Tolga Aksu, Kıvanç Yalın, Ebru Gölcük, Tumer Erdem Guler. Is achievement of pulmonary vein isolation the only effect of cryoballoon ablation in long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation?. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2016; 44(2): 166-169

Corresponding Author: Tolga Aksu, Türkiye
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