Cryoablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias, Expert Consult ? Online and Print

Cryoablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias

Expert Consult ? Online and Print

By Audrius Bredikis, MD, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Heart Rhythm Associates of Brevard PA, Rockledge, FL and David Wilber, MD, George M. Eisenberg Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences, Director, Cardiovascular Institute; Director, Division of Cardiology; Medical Director, Electophysiology Laboratory, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL


CRYOABLATION OF CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

SECTION I. FUNDAMENTAL ASPECTS OF CRYOABLATION

1. History of Cryosurgery and Cardiac Cryoablation

2. Mechanisms of Cryoablation

3. Factors Determining Cryolesion Formation

4. Cryoablation Effects on Esophagus

5. Cryoablation Effects on Pulmonary Veins in Experimental Setting

6. Cryoablation Effects on Coronary Arteries and Veins

 

SECTION II. CRYOTECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW

7. Cryocath Technology

8. Cryocor Technology

9. Critical Nitrogen and Other Emerging Technologies

10. Reversible Effects of Cryoablation: Feasibility of AV Node Modification with Cryoablation

 

SECTION III. CLINICAL APPLICATIONS

11. Cryoablation of Atrioventricular Nodal Reentry Tachycardia and Comparison with RF

12. Cryoablation of Septal Accessory Pathways

13. Cryoablation of Atrial Flutter

14. Non-Balloon Cryoablation of Atrial Fibrillation

15. Balloon-Based Cryoablation of Atrial Fibrillation

16. Cryoablation of RVOT

17. SVC Isolation and Sinus Node Modification in Cryoablation of Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia

18. Pediatric Applications

SECTION IV. CURRENT APPLICATIONS IN CARDIAC SURGERY

19. Endocardial Cryoablation

20. Cryoablation of Ventricular Tachycardia