OLVG Amsterdam

At OLVG Amsterdam, Arctic Front Advance™ Cryoballoon procedures are performed by one electrophysiologist, one nurse, and one technician. To help optimise the procedure, the team implements a consistent time-to-isolation guided dosing protocol and a standardised approach to procedure preparation and patient turnover.

To further improve procedure efficiency, the console is operated by the EP and an auto injection pump is used for saline and contrast delivery.

The team performs four Cryoballoon ablation procedures per dedicated “cryo day”, with an average procedure duration of 55 minutes. To help ensure the highest standard of care for their patients, the team tracks outcomes for each AF ablation procedure performed at the hospital, including Atrial Fibrillation Effect on Quality of Life (AFEQT) questionnaire data.



Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis
Location East
Oosterpark 9
Amsterdam 1091 AC www.olvg.nl

Dr. Jonas de Jong (Electrophysiologist), Annemiek Janssen (nurse), and Erik Stel (technician) lead the Arctic Front™ Procedure Optimisation course at OLVG Amsterdam and perform all Cryoballoon ablation procedures at the hospital.

Each course leader has extensive Arctic Front Advance™ Cryoballoon experience, with Dr. de Jong having performed over 400 procedures.


Arrival in the evening of Day 1.
Day 2: joint transfer to hospital followed by 3 live cases and discussions.
The event adjourns at 15:30 local time.


Contact your Medtronic representative for further information.


07:30-07:40     Meet in the hotel lobby and walk to hospital

07:40-08:00     Change into scrubs

08:00-08:30     Course overview and background information about the process and                                                     procedural optimisation effects that were implemented at OLVG

08:30-09:30     Live Case 1
                                  Participants to shadow the person in their equivalent role (possibility                                                      to ask questions before, during, and after the case)

09:30-10:00     Managing patient turnover and Cryoballoon procedure preparation                                                        efficiently

10:00-11:00     Live Case 2
                                  Role shadowing and discussion

11:00-12:00     Best practices for minimizing procedure time whilst preserving safety                                                  during an Arctic Front Advance™ Cryoballoon procedure
                                  Managing complications and patient safety post-procedure

12:00-13:00     Lunch

13:00-14:00     Live Case 3
                                  Role shadowing and discussion

14:00-15:00     Cryoballoon publication review (procedure time, reproducibility, cost                                                    of care)
                                  Discussion about challenges and limitations associated with shorter                                                      Cryoballoon procedure times and periprocedural efficiency

15:00-15:30     Conclusion & evaluation

15:30                     Adjourn