How Is Cryoballoon Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation?

Cryoballoon came out from FDA approval approximately 6 years ago. It is a new technology in the treatment for atrial fibrillation, and it is truly a safer and more effective way of ablating AFib.

One of the advantages of cryoballoon ablation is that, because of the energy source differences, ablation with freezing – which means that the ablation catheter is frozen onto the tissue, so there’s less manipulation, doctors don’t need to fluoro when they are doing the ablation. Outcomes are usually better than ablations with radiofrequency. After cryoballoon, patients actually get recovered faster. The healing process is shortened and the safety profile is definitely much improved compared to traditional ablations. As for patients who are very difficult to control, hybrid procedures are operated in cryoballoon to reach the final goal of getting rid of atrial fibrillation.

 

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