Cryomap failure

Vikram K. Reddy, Roger Villuendas, Andrew Rudin, Jeffrey J. Goldberger, Alan H. Kadish

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Background: The use of cryomapping at a temperature of -30° to produce reversible lesions has been reported to improve the safety of accessory pathways ablation performed close to the normal conduction system while maintaining efficacy. Materials and methods: We reviewed all the ablation cases in which cryothermal technology was employed in our institution. Cryoablation and cryomapping temperature settings, number and time of the applications, recorded cardiac electrograms and ablation outcomes were analyzed. Results: In three of nine cases where cryoablation was used for accessory pathway ablation, cryomapping failed to identify the location of the pathway or to prevent AV block. Conclusions: We postulate that currently recommended cryomapping settings are inadequate for all accessory pathways ablation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-141
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia (AVRT)
  • Catheter ablation
  • Cryoablation
  • Cryomapping
  • Non-RF energy sources
  • WPW

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)


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