Atrioesophageal fistula after surgical unipolar radiofrequency atrial ablation for atrial fibrillation

Corinne Tan, Arthur Coffey

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Abstract

Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia in the United States. Procedural treatment options such as the MAZE procedure and radiofrequency ablation are available with reasonable success rates. However, there are risks inherent to these procedures, with atrioesophageal fistula being a rare but devastating complication. We report a patient with atrioesophageal fistula who presented with neurologic symptoms 20 days after her initial MAZE procedure, followed by a quick decline within 24 hours of presentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume95
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2013

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Atrial Fibrillation
Fistula
Neurologic Manifestations
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Therapeutics

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Atrioesophageal fistula after surgical unipolar radiofrequency atrial ablation for atrial fibrillation. / Tan, Corinne; Coffey, Arthur.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 95, No. 3, 03.2013.

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