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Risk Stratification and Prevention of Thromboembolism: What Is the Role of Intracardiac Echocardiography?

  • A. Rossillo
  • N. F. Marrouche
  • E. B. Saad
  • O. Wasni
  • M. Bhargava
  • D. Bash
  • S. Beheiry
  • M. Wexman
  • B. Strunk
  • E. Pisanò
  • R. Fanelli
  • A. Bonso
  • S. Themistoclakis
  • D. Erciyes
  • W. I. Saliba
  • R. A. Schweikert
  • J. Brachmann
  • A. Raviele
  • A. Natale
Conference paper

Abstract

Pulmonary vein isolation is becoming the treatment of choice for symptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF) that is refractory to drugs [1–3]. However, thromboembolic complications are an important limitation of this approach [4], occurring in up to 2.8% of the patients. Alternative energy sources such as cryoablation and ultrasound have the potential to improve the safety of the procedure by preventing disruption of the endothelial surface during energy delivery [5,6].

Keywords

Pulmonary Vein Catheter Ablation Pulmonary Vein Isolation Activate Clotting Time Embolic Event 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Rossillo
    • 1
  • N. F. Marrouche
    • 2
  • E. B. Saad
    • 2
  • O. Wasni
    • 2
  • M. Bhargava
    • 2
  • D. Bash
    • 2
  • S. Beheiry
    • 3
  • M. Wexman
    • 3
  • B. Strunk
    • 3
  • E. Pisanò
    • 4
  • R. Fanelli
    • 4
  • A. Bonso
    • 1
  • S. Themistoclakis
    • 1
  • D. Erciyes
    • 2
  • W. I. Saliba
    • 2
  • R. A. Schweikert
    • 2
  • J. Brachmann
    • 5
  • A. Raviele
    • 1
  • A. Natale
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyUmberto I HospitalMestre,VeniceItaly
  2. 2.Center for Atrial FibrillationCleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA
  3. 3.Department of CardiologyMarin Heart CenterSan FranciscoUSA
  4. 4.Department of CardiologyCasa Sollievo della SofferenzaS.Giovanni RotondoItaly
  5. 5.Department of CardiologyKlinikum CoburgCoburgGermany

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