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There are an estimated 5 million atrial fibrillation (AF) patients in the United States.1 With that number expected to double in the next 15 years,2 hospitals and EP labs are tasked with finding ways to increase lab capacity, retain staff, and treat more patients.

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Predictability Matters

Predictability in atrial fibrillation ablation procedures can positively affect EP lab capacity.3 This document touches upon how the cryoballoon's anatomical design efficiently contributes to this outcome.

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A Study in EP Lab Efficiency

Expanding upon the UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies video, the written case study explores an in-depth analysis of their efficiency gains.

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Cryoballoon Procedural Efficiency in Action

Improving AF Ablation Efficiency and Outcomes - (16:12)

Dr. Aaisha Opel presents on how to empower teams in clinical practice to improve efficiency and outcomes utilizing the Medtronic cryoballoon.
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Optimizing EP Lab Efficiency with the Cryoballoon - (10:49)

Prof. Dr. Joachim Ehrlich shares the results and impact of their process optimization project for AF ablation.
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Supporting the EP Lab Team - (34:41)

Dr. Jack McCready and Felicity Champney discuss tools and techniques for improved cryoablation procedural experience.
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The Ease and Impact of Cryoballoon Adoption - (15:03)

Prof. Dr. Carlo De Asmundis shares his findings on positive impacts to procedural practice as a result of adopting Medtronic cryoballoon.
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Meeting the Growing Demand For AF Ablation

Learn how two European centers increased their EP lab capacity using the cryoballoon:

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Chugh SS, Havmoeller R, Narayanan K, et al. Worldwide epidemiology of atrial fibrillation: a Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study. Circulation. February 25, 2014;129(8):837-847.


Naccarelli GV, Varker H, Lin J, Schulman KL. Increasing prevalence of atrial fibrillation and flutter in the United States. Am J Cardiol. December 1, 2009;104(11):1534-1539.


Kowalski M, DeVille JB, Svinarich JT, et al. Using Discrete Event Simulation to Model the Economic Value of Shorter Procedure Times on EP Lab Efficiency in the VALUE PVI Study. J Invasive Cardiol. May 2016;28(5):176-82.