Complete Pulmonary Venous Occlusion After Radiofrequency Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

Deepika Nehra, Moishe Liberman, Parsia A. Vagefi, Nathaniel Evans, Ignacio Inglessis, Richard L. Kradin, Jill Ono, David J. Kanarek, Henning A. Gaissert

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Abstract

Pulmonary vein stenosis is a known, yet under-recognized complication of radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation. We present the case of a patient developing complete left-sided pulmonary venous occlusion following radiofrequency ablation. Recommendations are made to allow earlier diagnosis of this complication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)292-295
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume87
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Nehra, D., Liberman, M., Vagefi, P. A., Evans, N., Inglessis, I., Kradin, R. L., Ono, J., Kanarek, D. J., & Gaissert, H. A. (2009). Complete Pulmonary Venous Occlusion After Radiofrequency Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 87(1), 292-295. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2008.06.060