Ablation – Cryotherapy

Cryoablation versus RF Ablation for AVNRT
Atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) is the most common supraventricular tachycardia referred for ablation. High success rates have been accompanied with a small risk of atrioventricular (AV) block. Cryoablation has been used as an alternative to radiofrequency (RF) ablation, but studies have been underpowered in comparing the 2 techniques.

Cryoballoon Ablation vs. RF Ablation: Ideas on Trial
Prominent experts debate which of two treatments, cryoballoon or RF ablation, is the superior treatment for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. This session was originally presented live May 11, 2012 as part of the “Ideas on Trial” series at Heart Rhythm 2012 in Boston, MA. The program features Ellen Hoffman, MD, Klinikum Bogenhausen, Munich, Germany as lead protagonist supporting cryoballoon ablation. Lead antagonist supporting RF ablation is Gerhard Hindricks, MD, PHD, University Leipzig Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany.