Left atrial appendage isolation in addition to pulmonary vein isolation in persistent atrial fibrillation: one-year clinical outcome after cryoballoon-based ablation


YORGUN H. , CANPOLAT U. , Kocyigit D. , Coteli C. , EVRANOS B. , AYTEMİR K.

EUROPACE, vol.19, no.5, pp.758-768, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/europace/eux005
  • Title of Journal : EUROPACE
  • Page Numbers: pp.758-768
  • Keywords: Atrial fibrillation, Cryoballoon, Left atrial appendage isolation, CATHETER ABLATION, 2ND-GENERATION CRYOBALLOON, RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION, CRYOABLATION, TRIAL

Abstract

Aims In this study, we sought to evaluate the safety and efficacy of cryoballoon (CB) based empirical left atrial appendage (LAA) isolation as an adjunct to pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) compared to the PVI-only strategy in patients with persistent AF.