Article Abstract

FIRE or ICE for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation?—perspectives from the largest randomized evaluation of cryoballoon and radiofrequency ablation to date

Authors: Konstantinos C. Siontis, Peter A. Noseworthy


For patients with symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF), radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation is now a common procedure worldwide and its cornerstone is the point-by-point electrical isolation of the pulmonary veins (PVI) (1).