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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
MeSH
Atrial Fibrillation/surgery* ; Catheter Ablation/adverse effects* ; Coronary Angiography ; Diagnosis, Differential ; Echocardiography, Doppler, Color ; Fistula/diagnosis ; Fistula/etiology ; Heart Atria ; Heart Diseases/diagnosis ; Heart Diseases/etiology* ; Humans ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Postoperative Complications ; Vascular Fistula/diagnosis ; Vascular Fistula/etiology*
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.
Full Text
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0828282X15002457
DOI
10.1016/j.cjca.2015.03.027
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Pak, Hui Nam(박희남) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3256-3620
Shim, Chi Young(심지영) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6136-0136
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/140760
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