Cryoablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias by Audrius Bredikis MD, David Wilber MD

By Audrius Bredikis MD, David Wilber MD

Cryoablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias, by means of Audrius Bredikis, MD and David Wilber, MD, is the 1st finished textual content dedicated exclusively to the potent and acceptable use of cryoablation within the administration of cardiac arrhythmias. This undemanding, all-in-one reference offers transparent causes complemented by way of ample, fine quality, full-color medical pictures, and at-a-glance tables making it effortless to entry the knowledge you must grasp even the main tough cryoablation approaches for grownup sufferers, pediatric/adolescent sufferers, and cardiac surgical procedure sufferers. on-line entry at permits you to swiftly look for pictures and fast find the solutions to any questions.

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  • Master the most recent cryoablation systems for grownup sufferers (AVNRT cryoablation, WPW and septal pathways, atrial flutter, atrial traumatic inflammation, balloon-based cryoablation, RVOT cryoablation); pediatric and adolescent sufferers (AVNRT cryoablation, WPW cryoablation, cryoablation for pediatric coronary sinus); and cardiac surgical procedure sufferers (left atrial cryoablation process for AF; epicardial cryoablation of AF in sufferers present process mitral valve surgical procedure; epicardial ablation with argon-based cryo-clamp; cryoablation of ventricular tachycardias).
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Timely new reference at the therapy of Cardiac arrhythmias with cryoablation an improved safeguard profile in comparison to radiofrequency ablation, so there's a significant shift of curiosity towards cryoablation.

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An inflated esophageal balloon is located only 3 mm from the cryotip electrode. The seven thermocouples on the esophageal balloon are located very close (3 mm) to the ablation electrode. CS, coronary sinus. 6 mm. 3°C. Three other thermocouples recorded temperatures less than 0°C. The remaining three thermocouples identified significantly greater temperatures. 3ЊC Canine Model of Esophageal Injury during Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Immediately after cryoablation Ulcer 7 mm x 6 mm A 2 weeks after cryoablation Ulcer 5 mm x 4 mm B 4 weeks after cryoablation Healed ulcer 4 mm x 3 mm regenerated mucosa C 51 n Figure 4–11 Healing process of esophageal ulceration after cryoablation.

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Elastic fibers are stained black; there is no visible damage as fibers travel from normal myocardium throughout the lesion (stained blue). B, same preparation, original magnification ×40. Factors That Determine Cryolesion Formation and Cryolesion Characteristics Disrupted endothelial boundry Endothelial boundary maintained Thrombus present Minimal thrombus Fibrosis complete 31 Well demarcated Hemorrhage still present Fibrosis started n Figure 3–9 Cryolesion comparison with RF lesion. Masson’s trichrome staining; original magnification ×16.

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