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Research Article

Radiofrequency versus Cryoballoon Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: An Evaluation Using ECG, Holter Monitoring, and Implantable Loop Recorders to Monitor Absolute and Clinical Effectiveness

Table 1

Patient demographic characteristics at baseline.

Patient characteristicRFC
()
Cryoballoon
()
value

Age (mean ± SD)55.6 ± 12.057.6 ± 8.20.364
Age > 60 years, (%)16 (36.4%)18 (40.0%)0.828
Male, (%)19 (43.2%)22 (48.9%)0.672
BMI kg/m2 (mean ± SD)29.8 ± 4.229.9 ± 4.00.981
LA diameter, cm (mean ± SD)4.0 ± 0.44.1 ± 0.30.129

CHA2DS2-VASc score, (%)
Mean1.3 ± 1.01.3 ± 0.80.971
011 (25.0%)7 (15.6%)0.379
114 (31.8%)20 (44.4%)
213 (29.5%)15 (33.3%)
36 (13.6%)3 (6.7%)
History of TIA, (%)4 (9.1%)5 (11.1%)1.000
IHD, (%)2 (4.5%)4 (8.9%)0.677
Hypertension, (%)34 (77.3%)35 (77.8%)1.000
Diabetic mellitus, (%)6 (13.6%)2 (4.4%)0.157

Drugs, (%)
Antiarrhythmic drugs44 (100.0%)45 (100.0%)1.000
Anticoagulation44 (100.0%)45 (100.0%)1.000