Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias

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Catheter ablation with radiofrequency or cryothermal energy is an important therapy for the management of tachyarrhythmia, including atrial tachycardia, atrioventricular (AV) re-entrant tachycardia and AV nodal re-entrant tachycardia.

Improvements in cryoballoon technology have led to shorter procedural and fluoroscopy times with similar efficacy and complication rates. Outcome and complications compared with radiofrequency catheter ablation are similar, except for a higher incidence of phrenic nerve palsy.

Several catheter-based ablation devices have been developed and adapted to improve not only lesion durability, but also safety profiles, procedure time and radiation exposure.

Articles

Predictors of Recurrence of AF in Patients After Radiofrequency Ablation

Published:

18 December 2019

Citation:

European Cardiology Review 2019;14(3):165–8

Radiation Exposure in Electrophysiology and Interventional Cardiology

Published:

07 February 2020

Citation:

US Cardiology Review 2019;13(2):117–22.

High-power, Short-duration Radiofrequency Ablation for the Treatment of AF

Published:

11 February 2020

Citation:

Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2019;8(4):265–72.

Non-invasive Stereotactic Radioablation

Published:

11 February 2020

Citation:

Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2019;8(4):285–93.