Published in Cardiovascular Week, October 1st, 2007
But a newer form of catheter-delivered therapy for cardiac arrhythmias, called cryoablation, uses extreme cold, exposing the faulty tissue to sub-zero temperatures to destroy it. This approach is especially suited for treating certain patients with high-risk arrhythmias, according to Walter F. Kerwin, M.D., a cardiologist in the Division of Cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Cardiac Electrophysiology section.
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