Recommendation ID
NICE encourages clinicians to enter patients into research studies with the particular aims of guiding selection of patients and of defining the place of percutaneous balloon cryoablation in relation to other procedures for treating atrial fibrillation. Further research should define patient selection criteria clearly and should document adverse events and long-term control of atrial fibrillation.
Any explanatory notes
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Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Percutaneous balloon cryoablation for pulmonary vein isolation in atrial fibrillation
Date issued
May 2012

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  
Last Reviewed 24/05/2012