EUROPACE, vol.18, no.10, pp.1545-1550, 2016 (SCI-Expanded)
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Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Atrial fibrillation, Cryoablation, Femoral vein haemostasis, PULMONARY VEIN ISOLATION, ATRIAL-FIBRILLATION, TRANSCATHETER PROCEDURES, CARDIAC-CATHETERIZATION, CLOSURE DEVICE, ABLATION, ACCESS, SAFETY, CRYOBALLOON, MANAGEMENT
Hacettepe University Affiliated:
Among patients undergoing cryoballoon-based atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation, in order to reduce access site complications, improve staff efinot signciency, and decrease length of stay, various techniques have been implemented to achieve immediate haemostasis. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of 'figure-of-eight (FoE)' suture when compared with conventional manual compression for immediate closure of 15-French (Fr) calibre right femoral venous access after cryoablation.