Rubesch-Kütemeyer V, Fischbach T, Guckel D, et al. Long-term development of radiation exposure, fluoroscopy time and contrast media use in daily routine in cryoballoon ablations after implementation of intracardiac echocardiography and other radioprotective measures: experiences from a large single-centre cohort. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2019 Jun 5. doi: 10.1007/s10840-019-00564-5. [Epub ahead of print]

The concern of higher radiation exposure during cryoballoon ablation (CBA) compared with radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) was raised before. Previously, we compared CBA plus intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) to our former standard approach without ICE. A substantial reduction of radiation exposure without compromising safety or outcome was observed. We now investigate if at all and possibly to which amount radiation reduction can be achieved with growing experience

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