Cryoballoon Device Treats Patients With Atrial Fibrillation, Montreal Heart Institute Study
Published: Sep 26, 2012
Technology developed to treat patients with atrial fibrillation has been used for the first time in Canada. Recently licensed by Health Canada, the device is a balloon inserted by catheter that uses cryoablation to remove malfunctioning heart tissue. On 4 September 2012, Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) cardiologists Dr Marc Dubuc and Dr Peter Guerra performed the procedure in a 67-year-old female patient.