Epicardial beating heart cryoablation using a novel argon-based cryoclamp and linear probe Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cryosurgery

abstract

  • Epicardial application of this cryoclamp device on the beating heart produced transmural lesions, which persisted 30 days. Linear epicardial cryoablation was not as effective as the cryoclamp device at producing consistent transmural lesions. This novel, versatile device may be useful in treating patients with atrial fibrillation on the beating heart without cardiopulmonary bypass.

publication date

  • February 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2005.10.048

PubMed ID

  • 16434271

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 403

end page

  • 11

volume

  • 131

number

  • 2