Recommendation ID
IPG399/1
Question
Further research for percutaneous endoscopic catheter laser balloon pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation (AF) should define patient-selection criteria and should clearly describe adverse events and long-term control of AF.
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of percutaneous endoscopic catheter laser balloon pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation (AF) is inadequate because of the limited number of patients reported. Therefore this procedure should only be used with special arrangements for clinical governance, consent and research.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Percutaneous endoscopic catheter laser balloon pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation
Number
IPG399
Date issued
June 2011

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No