INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.169, no.3, pp.201-206, 2013 (SCI-Expanded)
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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Atrial fibrillation, Pulmonary vein isolation, Cryoballoon, Recurrence, PAROXYSMAL ATRIAL-FIBRILLATION, PULMONARY VEIN ISOLATION, EXPERT CONSENSUS STATEMENT, RESEARCH TRIAL DESIGN, RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION, CRYOBALLOON ABLATION, FOLLOW-UP, PROCEDURAL TECHNIQUES, ANTIARRHYTHMIC-DRUGS, PATIENT-MANAGEMENT
Hacettepe University Affiliated:
Background: Although cryoballoon based catheter ablation is an effective therapeutic option in atrial fibrillation (AF), a significant amount of patients failed to remain in sinus rhythm at long term follow-up. Appropriate selection of patients for catheter ablation reduces unnecessary interventions and prevents complications related with catheter ablation. The purpose of our study is to propose a new scoring system in the prediction of recurrence after AF ablation with cryoballoon.