Health Economic Analysis1

Lower Payer Costs With Cryoballoon

A Health Economic analysis was conducted across three diverse healthcare systems. The analysis reported lower total healthcare costs for Cryoballoon compared to radiofrequency over the trial period.


Cryoballoon was the greater value to healthcare systems in the FIRE AND ICE trial and may enable global healthcare systems to treat more patients within existing healthcare budgets.

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Mean follow-up: 1.5 years
Maximum follow-up: 33 months


  1. Kuck KH, et al. The Fire and Ice Trial: Impact of Catheter Ablation Technologies on Patient Demographic-Based Clinical Outcome and Healthcare Costs. Late-breaking Clinical Trial Presentation at APHRS 2016 October 13; Seoul, Korea. (Abstract).