Phrenic Nerve Injury During Cryoballoon-Based Pulmonary Vein Isolation: Results of the Worldwide YETI Registry

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Heeger C., Sohns C., Pott A., Metzner A., Inaba O., Straube F., ...More

CIRCULATION-ARRHYTHMIA AND ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, vol.15, no.1, pp.23-32, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1161/circep.121.010516
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.23-32
  • Keywords: atrial fibrillation, catheter ablation, cryoballoon, incidence, phrenic nerve injury, 2ND-GENERATION CRYOBALLOON, ATRIAL-FIBRILLATION, ABLATION, EXPERIENCE, FREEZE, PALSY, TIME
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Background: Cryoballoon-based pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) has emerged as an effective treatment for atrial fibrillation. The most frequent complication during cryoballoon-based PVI is phrenic nerve injury (PNI). However, data on PNI are scarce.