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The Arctic Front Cardiac Cryoablation Catheter Family System* includes the Arctic Front Advance™ Cryoballoon, which is used in conjunction with the CryoConsole, the FlexCath Advance™ Steerable Sheath, and the Achieve™ and Achieve Advance™ Mapping Catheters.
The Arctic Front Cardiac Cryoablation Catheter Family is indicated for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. The cryoballoon has been used to treat over half a million patients in more than 60 countries worldwide.1
Findings from a large clinical trial found that the cryoballoon was a safe and effective treatment.2
More detailed product information, including spec sheets, can be found on Medtronic Academy.
The Arctic Front Cardiac Cryoablation Catheter Family uses cryo energy to isolate the pulmonary veins.
The Achieve and Achieve Advance Mapping Catheters are diagnostic catheters used to measure electrical signals before, during and after ablation.
The FlexCath Advance Steerable Sheath helps deliver and position the Arctic Front Advance Cryoballoon in the left atrium.
The Freezor Family Focal Cryoablation Catheters are used to ablate a broad range of cardiac arrhythmias - including AVNRT, accessory pathways, atrial flutter, AFib, AT and VT.
The CryoConsole houses the components and software needed to perform cryoablation procedures.
Designed with PVI in mind, the Arctic Front Cardiac Cryoablation Catheter Family is an anatomical approach for PVI, creating long contiguous circumferential lesions surrounding the pulmonary veins.3 Providing physicians with a straightforward approach for PVI, the cryoballoon isolates each pulmonary vein with minimal energy applications, delivering consistent and predictable results.4
Watch the video below to see how the Arctic Front Advance Cryoballoon works.
How the Arctic Front Advance Pro Cryoballoon Works - (00:34)
Animation showing how the Arctic Front Advance Pro cryoballoon ablates cardiac tissue.
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Medtronic data on file
Kuck KH, et al. Cryoballoon or Radiofrequency Ablation for Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation. NEJM April 2016. DOI: 10.1056/NEJM oa1602014
Sarabanda AV, et al. Efficacy and safety of circumferential pulmonary vein isolation using a novel cryothermal balloon ablation system. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2005;46(10):1902-1912.
Providencia R., Defaye P., Lambiase P.D., Pavin D., Cebron J.-P., Halimi F., FAnselme R., Srinivasan N., Albenque J.-P., Boveda S. Results from a multicentre comparison of cryoballoon vs. radiofrequency ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: Is cryoablation more reproducible? Europace. 2017;19(1):48-57.
*Artic FrontTM, the first generation cryoballoon, is no longer commercially available on the territory of the European Union.