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The Practice of Catheter Cryoablation for Cardiac Arrhythmias

The Practice of Catheter Cryoablation for Cardiac Arrhythmias

Ngai-Yin Chan (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-45179-3 August 2013 Wiley-Blackwell 144 Pages


Offering patients a higher safety profile and less discomfort than radio-frequency ablation, catheter cryoablation is a safe, effective and efficient alternative for clinicians treating atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias.

In The Practice of Catheter Cryoablation for Cardiac Arrhythmias, cardiac electrophysiologists, cardiologists and cardiology fellows will be able to gain an in-depth update in this rapidly advancing field. Those who wish to offer their patients this treatment option will learn how to master various procedural techniques related to catheter cryoablation.

Edited by the pioneer of cryoablation therapy in Asia, with chapters written by expert cardiac electrophysiologists from centers in Asia, Europe and the US who have extensive experience using cryoablation to treat patients, this new book:

  • Provides comprehensive, clinically-focused guidance on all applications of catheter cryoablation for the treatment of arrhythmias
  • Focuses on catheter-based techniques that can be performed in the EP laboratory
  • Reflects global best practices form centers with extensive experience in cryoablation techniques
  • Covers the use of catheter cryoablation in both adult and pediatric arrhythmias

To further enhance reader's understanding of the emergent techniques covered in the text, the book's companion website features video clips of live cryoablation procedures, plus case-based self-assessment questions for selected chapters.

List of Contributors, vi

Preface, viii

Acknowledgments, ix

About the Companion Website, x

1 Biophysical Principles and Properties of Cryoablation, 1
Jo Jo Hai and Hung-Fat Tse

2 Catheter Cryoablation for Pediatric Arrhythmias, 8
Kathryn K. Collins and George F. Van Hare

3 Atrioventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia: What Have We Learned from Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation?, 18
Ruey J. Sung, Charlie Young, and Michael R. Lauer

4 Catheter Cryoablation for Atrioventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia, 36
Ngai-Yin Chan

5 Cryoballoon Pulmonary Vein Isolation for Atrial Fibrillation, 47
Jürgen Vogt

6 Prevention of Phrenic Nerve Palsy during Cryoballoon Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation, 67
Marcin Kowalski

7 Linear Isthmus Ablation for Atrial Flutter: Catheter Cryoablation versus Radiofrequency
Catheter Ablation, 82
Gregory K. Feld and Navinder Sawhney

8 Catheter Cryoablation for the Treatment of Accessory Pathways, 99
Ngai-Yin Chan

9 Catheter Cryoablation for the Treatment of Ventricular Arrhythmias, 113
Luigi Di Biase, Xue Yan, Pasquale Santangeli, Amin Al-Ahmad, Henry H. Hsia, David J. Burkhardt, and Andrea Natale

10 Catheter Cryoablation for the Treatment of Miscellaneous Arrhythmias, 120
Ngai-Yin Chan

Index, 131