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Roderick Tung, MD, division chief of Cardiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, spoke to KTAR News about an innovative new procedure being employed by Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix — the POLARx cryoablation system. It is a catheter device that uses two different-sized balloons for a minimally invasive procedure that freezes tissue at the opening of pulmonary veins to create scarring that blocks irregular electrical signals.
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