Pulmonary vein isolation by cryoablation (PVI-C) is a standard therapy for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF); however, PVI-C can become a challenging procedure due to the anatomy of the left atrium and pulmonary veins (PVs). Importantly, the utility of imaging before the procedure is still unknown regarding the long-term clinical outcomes following PVI-C. The aim of the analysis is to evaluate the impact of imaging before PVI-C on procedural data and AF recurrence.
Sagone A, Iacopino S, Pieragnoli P, Arena G, Verlato R, Molon G, Rovaris G, Curnis A, Rauhe W, Lunati M, Senatore G, Landolina M, Allocca G, De Servi S, Tondo C. Cryoballoon ablation of atrial fibrillation is effectively feasible without previous imaging of pulmonary vein anatomy: insights from the 1STOP project. J Interv Card Electrophysiol 2019 Jan 3. doi: 10.1007/s10840-018-0500-6. [Epub ahead of print]