Combined left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) and cryo-energy pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) procedure has been proven safe and effective in managing stroke in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF), although most data refer to procedures performed using radiofrequency (RF) as main energy source. Aim of this paper was to evaluate long-term follow-up of AF patients undergoing concomitant LAAC and cryo-energy PVI.
Fassini G, Gasperetti A, Italiano G, Riva S, Moltrasio M, Russo AD, Casella M, Maltagliati A, Tundo F, Majocchi B, Arioli L, Al-Mohani G, Pontone G, Pepi M, Tondo C. Cryoballoon Pulmonary Vein Ablation and Left Atrial Appendage Closure Combined Procedure: a long term follow up analysis Cryoablation with Concomitant Left Atrial Appendage Closure. Heart Rhythm 2019 Mar 27. pii: S1547-5271(19)30290-5. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2019.03.022. [Epub ahead of print]