C.S. Cameron served as a consultant on Biosense Webster's Voice of Experts program.
Atrioesophageal Fistula During Cryoballoon Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation
Article first published online: 15 JAN 2014
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Volume 25, Issue 2, pages 208–213, February 2014
How to Cite
LIM, H. W., COGERT, G. A., CAMERON, C. S., CHENG, V. Y. and SANDLER, D. A. (2014), Atrioesophageal Fistula During Cryoballoon Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 25: 208–213. doi: 10.1111/jce.12313
G.A. Cogert received honoraria from an unspecified entity for teaching at a cryoballon course.
H.W. Lim is an employee of Medtronic, Inc. Other authors: No disclosures.
- Issue published online: 12 FEB 2014
- Article first published online: 15 JAN 2014
- Accepted manuscript online: 31 OCT 2013 02:55AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 4 OCT 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 16 SEP 2013
- Manuscript Received: 18 JUN 2013
- atrial fibrillation;
- atrioesophageal fistula;
- pulmonary vein isolation
Atrioesophageal Fistula During Cryoballoon Ablation
To date, there is 1 case report publication of AE fistula during the employment of the first-generation cryoballoon (Gen-1). Recently the Arctic Front Advance system (second-generation cryoballoon) was introduced into the US and EU markets. For the purpose of peer education, we report a case of AE fistula that occurred during the utilization of the second-generation cryoballoon (Gen-2). Additionally, we review current best practices that may reduce the risk of AE fistula during any AF ablation procedure.