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Cryoenergy Or Radiofrequency for Pulmonary Vein Isolation

2014-08-27 03:19:37 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This is a prospective single-center randomized trial comparing the efficacy and safety of PV cryoablation with the Arctic Front® catheter versus the standard PV isolation using radiofrequency irrigated tip catheters. The efficacy of both strategies will be evaluated from a clinical point of view and from the detection and quantification of AF episodes by means of the Reveal XT® implantable loop recorder.

Description

Pulmonary vein (PV) isolation using a radiofrequency catheter is the most widespread technique for atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. These procedures are difficult and time-consuming, because they require precise catheter manipulation and multiple radiofrequency applications. Thus, alternative techniques are being investigated to simplify the procedure. Recently, a cryoenergy balloon catheter has been developed for PV isolation (Arctic Front®, Cryocath Technologies). When this catheter is deployed at the PV antrum, it can create a circumferential lesion around the PV ostium by delivering a single cryoenergy application.

An implantable loop recorder for AF detection has been made available (Reveal XT®, Medtronic). It may help taking clinical decisions regarding anticoagulant and antiarrhythmic therapy and, at the same time, it may be a powerful tool to evaluate the efficacy of different therapeutic strategies.

This is a prospective single-center randomized trial comparing the efficacy and safety of PV cryoablation with the Arctic Front® catheter vs. the standard PV isolation using radiofrequency irrigated tip catheters. The efficacy of both strategies will be evaluated from a clinical point of view and from the detection and quantification of AF episodes by means of the Reveal XT® implantable loop recorder.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Atrial Fibrillation

Intervention

Pulmonary vein cryoablation, Pulmonary vein radiofrequency ablation

Location

Unidad de Arritmias, Hospital Clínico San Carlos
Madrid
Spain
28040

Status

Recruiting

Source

Hospital San Carlos, Madrid

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:19:37-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Narrowing of the PULMONARY VEIN.

Placement of a balloon-tipped catheter into the pulmonary artery through the antecubital, subclavian, and sometimes the femoral vein. It is used to measure pulmonary artery pressure and pulmonary artery wedge pressure which reflects left atrial pressure and left ventricular end-diastolic pressure. The catheter is threaded into the right atrium, the balloon is inflated and the catheter follows the blood flow through the tricuspid valve into the right ventricle and out into the pulmonary artery.

An anomalous pulmonary venous return in which the right PULMONARY VEIN is not connected to the LEFT ATRIUM but to the INFERIOR VENA CAVA. Scimitar syndrome is named for the crescent- or Turkish sword-like shadow in the chest radiography and is often associated with hypoplasia of the right lung and right pulmonary artery, and dextroposition of the heart.

A malformation of the heart in which the embryonic common PULMONARY VEIN was not incorporated into the LEFT ATRIUM leaving behind a perforated fibromuscular membrane bisecting the left atrium, a three-atrium heart. The opening between the two left atrium sections determines the degree of obstruction to pulmonary venous return, pulmonary venous and pulmonary arterial hypertension.

A short thick vein formed by union of the superior mesenteric vein and the splenic vein.

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