Successful repair of an atrioesophageal fistula after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation

Kara A. Haggerty, Timothy J. George, George J. Arnaoutakis, Christopher J. Barreiro, Ashish S. Shah, Marc S. Sussman

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Abstract

Catheter ablation of arrhythmias can result in the rare but devastating complication of an atrioesophageal fistula. This complication can be associated with significant neurologic morbidity and high mortality and requires a high index of suspicion to facilitate life-saving surgical intervention. Herein, we report the successful repair of an atrioesophageal fistula after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-315
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume93
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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