NICE interventional procedure guidance
Issued: May 2005
IPG123

Cryoablation for atrial fibrillation in association with other cardiac surgery

This is an extract from the guidance. The complete guidance is available at guidance.nice.org.uk/ipg123

1 Guidance

1.1 Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of cryoablation for atrial fibrillation in association with other cardiac surgery appears adequate to support the use of this procedure provided that the normal arrangements are in place for consent, audit and clinical governance.

1.2 Patient selection and follow-up should be carried out by a multidisciplinary team. Cardiac surgeons undertaking this procedure should have specific training in the use of cryoablation equipment.