Table 2

Examples of catheter ablation strategies comparisons in the whole population analysis and in the subgroup of patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation

Examples of ablation strategies comparisons in the whole population analysisExamples of ablation strategies comparisons in the subgroup of patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
Pulmonary vein isolationWide area circumferential ablation
Pulmonary vein isolation and EGM-based approachPulmonary vein isolation and EGM-based approach
Pulmonary vein and ganglia plexi ablationPulmonary vein isolation and ganglia plexi ablation
Pulmonary vein isolation and LA auricle closurePulmonary vein isolation and additional ablation lines
Pulmonary vein isolation and additional ablation linesPulmonary vein isolation and substrate modification
Pulmonary vein isolation and substrate modificationPulmonary vein isolation and triggers
Pulmonary vein isolation and triggersIsolation of some pulmonary veins (not all of them)
Isolation of some pulmonary veins and not all of themAntiarrhythmic drugs
Pulmonary vein isolation and stepwise approachGanglia plexi ablation
Pulmonary vein isolation and biatrial modificationOstial pulmonary vein isolation
Pulmonary vein isolation and combination of additional lines and EGM-based approachMultielectrode pulmonary vein ablation catheter
Antiarrhythmic drugsCryoballoon ablation
Ablation lines in left or/and right atriumLaserballoon ablation
Ablation of ganglia plexiHeatballoon ablation
Single Box isolationPulmonary vein and posterior box isolation
Single Box isolation and linesPulmonary vein and superior vena cava isolation
Pulmonary vein and posterior box isolation
  • EGM, electrocardiogram; LA, left atrial.