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Multiple Coronary Arteries to Left Atrial Fistulae: An Uncommon Complication of Radiofrequency Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

Authors
 Ji-Yong Jang  ;  Chi Young Shim  ;  Hui-Nam Pak 
Citation
 Canadian Journal of Cardiology, Vol.31(8) : 1073-11, 2015 
Journal Title
 Canadian Journal of Cardiology 
ISSN
 0828-282X 
Issue Date
2015
Abstract
A 64-year-old man had undergone catheter radiofrequency ablation (RFA) 3 times in the previous 3 years because of recurrent symptomatic atrial fibrillation. Five months after the third RFA procedure, unusually colored Doppler flows that drained into the left atrium (LA) were newly identified. Coronary computed tomographic angiography indicated the presence of multiple small fistulae reaching from the right and left circumflex coronary arteries to the LA, and this was confirmed using coronary angiography. This case shows that the multiple RFA procedures induced coronary neovascularization and fistulae formation after ischemic injuries to the LA.
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/140760
DOI
10.1016/j.cjca.2015.03.027
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1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학교실)
Yonsei Authors
박희남(Pak, Hui Nam) ; 심지영(Shim, Chi Young)
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