Cryoballoon Ablation as a Treatment for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

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Chatyapha Sriprom
Supaluck Kanjanauthai
Anon Jantanukul
Kanok-on Chamnan
Atchara Pumsombat
Supattra Hongthongkham
Thanista Jerdnapaphan


Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a condition recognized as atrium develops

disorganized and very fast electrical activity greater than 350 beats per

minute. Patients may present with palpitation, fatigue, syncope, congestive

heart failure or thromboembolic events. In patients with recurrent or

uncontrolled fibrillation, especially in paroxysmal AF, ablation becomes an option

of treatment for selected patients. To date, ablation can be performed by utilizing

radiofrequency energy or via cryoablation. Typically, radiofrequency catheter

ablation technique is used to create lines around pulmonary veins which

could take up to three or four hours for procedural time. In contrast, utilizing

cryoballoon ablation to create lines to isolate pulmonary veins can be

performed with procedural time two or three hours. Moreover, it could

reduce adverse events and improve patient safety. This article briefly reviewed

technical details of this procedure.


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Sriprom , C., Kanjanauthai , S., Jantanukul , A. ., Chamnan , K.- on ., Pumsombat , A., Hongthongkham , S. ., & Jerdnapaphan , T. (2022). Cryoballoon Ablation as a Treatment for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation. Lampang Medical Journal, 42(2), 74–79. Retrieved from
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