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Failure to Reach the Optimal Temperature During Cryoablation Due to Refrigerant Cylinder Problem

Narendra Kumar 1 , * , Trang Dinh 1 , Mohamed Magdi Abbas 2 , Kevin Phan 3 , Randolph Manusama 1 , Suzanne Philippens 1 , Jos Maessen 4 and Carl Timmermans 1
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1 Department of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (CARIM), Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
2 Department of Cardiology, Al Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah, U.A.E.
3 Macquarie University and Westmead Hospital, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
4 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Maastricht University Medical Centre and Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (CARIM), Maastricht, The Netherlands
Article information
  • Research in Cardiovascular Medicine: February 28, 2015, 4 (1); e25592
  • Published Online: February 20, 2015
  • Article Type: Case Report
  • Received: November 25, 2014
  • Accepted: December 29, 2014
  • DOI: 10.5812/cardiovascmed.25592

To Cite: Kumar N, Dinh T, Magdi Abbas M, Phan K, Manusama R, et al. Failure to Reach the Optimal Temperature During Cryoablation Due to Refrigerant Cylinder Problem, Res Cardiovasc Med. 2015 ;4(1):e25592. doi: 10.5812/cardiovascmed.25592.

Copyright: Copyright © 0, Research in Cardiovascular Medicine. .
1. Introduction
2. Case Presentation
3. Discussion
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