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Tom De Potter (OLV Hospital, Aalst) discusses the aims of recent trials on ultra-low-temperature continuous ablation and summarises the results, which showed that the system is highly efficacious in an acute setting....

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Tom De Potter (OLV Hospital, Aalst) discusses the aims of recent trials on ultra-low-temperature continuous ablation and summarises the results, which showed that the system is highly efficacious in an acute setting. Although long-term outcomes are yet to be determined, the results so far show...
Joachim Ehrlich (JW Goethe University, Frankfurt) talks about the second-generation balloons used in single-shot cryoablation techniques and their efficacy over older technologies in atrial fibrillation. He also discusses the advantages of cryoablation over radiofrequency ablation; although, as the...
Jose Merino (Hospital General Universitario La Paz, Madrid) discusses recent advances in technology to improve complex ablation success rates for atrial fibrillation (AF) and/or ventricular tachycardia (VT), including new imaging techniques, and unmet needs relating to complex ablation for AF/VT,...
Marco Proietti (Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham) discusses the SPORTIF Trials and their aim to investigate and compare ximelagatran, the first non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant, with warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation. The trial was...
Pier Lambiase (Institute of Cardiovascular Science, University College London, London) discusses the implantation of first- and second-line subcutaneous defibrillators and patient suitability for implantation. Implantation is mainly suitable for any patient that does not require a lead in their...
Marek Malik (Imperial College, London) gives his opinion on the new mobile and electronic health technologies. He warns against considering all the available technologies to be equally useful. He outlines three goals for implementing this new technology going forward: 1. public education that...
Francesco Santoro (Asklepios Klinik St. Georg, Hamburg) discusses the GErman Italian STress Cardiomyopathy (GEIST) registry – a large international, multicentre registry – and their recent findings in persistent ST elevation. They analysed patients who had elevated ST for more than 48 hours and...
Claudio Tondo (Centro Cardiologico Monzio, Milan) discusses the benefits of hybrid ablation compared to the currently approved ablation methods in the treatment of atrial fibrillation. The hybrid ablation approach involves a combination of surgery with electrophysiological cathater ablation. It...