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Cardiology Research and Practice
Volume 2018, Article ID 6276241, 10 pages
Review Article

Radiofrequency Ablation versus Cryoablation in the Treatment of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation: A Meta-Analysis

1Central Michigan University, College of Medicine, Mt. Pleasant, MI, USA
2John’s Hopkins Institute, Baltimore, MD, USA
3Mclaren Cardiovascular Group, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Khalil Kanjwal; moc.oohay@lawjnaklilahk

Received 8 October 2017; Accepted 17 January 2018; Published 1 April 2018

Academic Editor: Syed Wamique Yusuf

Copyright © 2018 Ali H. Hachem et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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