Additional benefit of cryoballoon-based atrial fibrillation ablation beyond pulmonary vein isolation: modification of ganglionated plexi


YORGUN H. , AYTEMİR K. , Canpolat U. , Sahiner L., KAYA E. B. , Oto A.

EUROPACE, vol.16, no.5, pp.645-651, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/europace/eut240
  • Title of Journal : EUROPACE
  • Page Numbers: pp.645-651
  • Keywords: Atrial fibrillation, Cryoablation, Vagal reaction, Recurrence, CATHETER ABLATION, PERICARDIAL-EFFUSION, MANAGEMENT, STIMULATION, DENERVATION, EFFICACY, RECURRENCES, GUIDELINES, HEART, ESC

Abstract

Aims It has been known that cryoballoon-based pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is an efficacious and a safe therapeutic option to eliminate triggers of atrial fibrillation (AF). However, the effect of cryoablation on external modifiers of AF-like ganglionated plexi (GP) has never been investigated. In this study, we aimed to investigate whether vagal reactions probably due to GP modification during cryoablation, are associated with success rates during follow-up.