Ablating the Posterior Heart: Cardioesophageal Fistula Complicating Radiofrequency Ablation in the Coronary Sinus

Mahmut Fatih Güneş, Yalçin Gökoʇlan, Luigi Di Biase, Carola Gianni, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Rodney Horton, Shane Bailey, Andrea Natale

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Abstract

Ablating the Posterior Heart Cardioesophageal fistulas (CEFs) are uncommon but life-threatening complications of radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF). They are usually, but not exclusively, related to ablation of the left atrial posterior wall. We report a case of a 73-year-old man that presented with CEF following RF ablation in the coronary sinus, highlighting the importance of esophageal temperature monitoring whenever ablating in the posterior heart.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1376-1378
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Volume26
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

Keywords

  • atrial fibrillation
  • atrioesophageal fistula
  • catheter ablation
  • coronary sinus
  • esophagopericardial fistula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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