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- Ugochukwu K. Ihekwaba, MBChB, BS(Hon)a,∗ (, )
- Peter J. Stafford, BS, MD, PhDa and
- Riyaz K. Somani, MBChB, PhDa,b
- aDepartment of Cardiology, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, United Kingdom
- bDepartment of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom
- ↵∗Address for correspondence:
Dr. Ugochukwu Ihekwaba, Cardiology Specialist Registrar, Glenfield Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Groby Road, Leicester LE3 9QP, United Kingdom.
Cryoballoon ablation therapy is increasingly used for pulmonary vein isolation. Its safety and efficacy profile is comparable to that of radiofrequency ablation therapy. Double-wall cryoballoon breaches have been described in published reports. This report presents a case of single-wall cryoballoon rupture captured under fluoroscopy, with no adverse effect on the patient. (Level of Difficulty: Intermediate.)
Dr. Stafford has reported receiving honoraria from Abbott Medical. All other authors have reported that they have no relationships relevant to the contents of this paper to disclose.
- Received June 6, 2019.
- Accepted June 20, 2019.