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Cryoballoon ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in septuagenarians: a prospective study.
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PMID:  20930957     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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AIMS: To evaluate the effects of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) in terms of feasibility, safety and success rate on a midterm follow-up period in septuagenarians undergoing ablation with the Arctic Front Cryoballoon for atrial fibrillation (AF).
METHODS AND RESULTS: We prospectively enrolled 21 patients aged 70 years or older (14 male; age 73 ± 2.5 years) elected to circumferential PVI with the 28mm cryoballoon for symptomatic drug resistant paroxysmal AF. A total number of 82 pulmonary veins (PV) were evidenced. Successful isolation could be obtained in all 82 (100%) PV ostia at the end of procedure. No major complication occurred during procedure. At a mean follow-up of 11.5 ± 4.7 months following ablation, 62% of patients did not present recurrence of atrial arrhythmias.
CONCLUSION: Cryoballoon ablation may be feasible and safe in older patients. Moreover a large proportion of the latter did not present AF recurrence during follow-up.
Authors:
Gian Battista Chierchia; Lucio Capulzini; Carlo de Asmundis; Andrea Sarkozy; Antonio Sorgente; Yoshinao Yazaki; Stephan-Andreas Muller-Burri; Gaetano Paparella; Marc Lameir; Fatih Bayrak; Roberto De Ponti; Pedro Brugada
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian pacing and electrophysiology journal     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0972-6292     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-08     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101157207     Medline TA:  Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  393-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Heart Rhythm Management Centre, UZ Brussel-VUB, Brussels, Belgium.
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