Magnetic resonance imaging diagnosis of left atrial abscess after ablation of atrial fibrillation

Gilbert H L Tang, Amit Pawale, Grant R. Simons, Paul E. Stelzer*

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Abstract

We report a 52-year-old patient with a late presentation of a fistula that occurred after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation. A secondary left atrial wall abscess was diagnosed by upper endoscopy and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Emergency operative repair was successful, with no adverse cardiac or gastrointestinal sequelae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1473-1475
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume96
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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