A Must Read, if You Are Considering a CryoBalloon Ablation…
Question: What happens when you combine CryoBalloon and RF ablation techniques? Do success rates increase?
To find out, UK researcher, Dr. Ross J. Hunter devised a single-center study to compare three different ablation strategies. He divided 237 Paroxysmal A-Fib patients undergoing their first ablation into three treatment groups.
Group 1 Strategy: standard RF point-by-point wide of the Pulmonary Vein openings (PVs) using an irrigated tip catheter guided by a 3D mapping system.
Group 2 Strategy: CryoBalloon ablation using the Arctic Front CryoBalloon catheter, and if PV isolation wasn’t achieved using the CryoBalloon alone, RF focal lesions were added.
Group 3 Strategy: RF point-by-point ablation followed by two applications of the CryoBalloon.
Read my new research report and learn what the findings mean if you are considering a CryoBalloon ablation. See Combining RF and CryoBalloon Ablation Techniques, Do Success Rates Increase?