Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) using cryoablation (PVI-C) is a widespread therapy for treating symptomatic, recurrent atrial fibrillation (AF). The impacts of sex on efficacy and safety of PVI-C in a real-world clinical practice is lacking. In a multicenter prospective project, we evaluated whether clinical characteristics, procedure parameters, procedural complications, long-term AF recurrence rates, and/or AF-related symptoms differed according to sex in patients treated with PVI-C.
Ricciardi D, Arena G, Verlato R, Iacopino S, Pieragnoli P, Molon G, Manfrin M, Allocca G, Cattafi G, Sirico G, Rovaris G, Sciarra L, Nicolis D, Tondo C. Sex effect on efficacy of pulmonary vein cryoablation in patients with atrial fibrillation: data from the multicenter real-world 1STOP project. J Interv Card Electrophysiol 2019 Aug 26. doi: 10.1007/s10840-019-00601-3.