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Acute right coronary artery occlusion following radiofrequency catheter ablation of atrial flutter.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15687532     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute right coronary artery occlusion following radiofrequency ablation. We report the first known case of acute right coronary artery occlusion following Radiofrequency (RF) ablation for atrial flutter in a patient without known prior coronary disease. Our patient developed acute chest pain and inferior ST-segment elevation immediately following the procedure. Emergent cardiac catheterization was performed, revealing an occluded distal right coronary artery, which was immediately stented. Acute coronary occlusion should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients, with or without coronary artery disease, who experience chest pain following RF ablation for atrial flutter.
Nicolas Raio; Todd J Cohen; Ramesh Daggubati; Kevin Marzo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of invasive cardiology     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1042-3931     ISO Abbreviation:  J Invasive Cardiol     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-02-02     Completed Date:  2006-04-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917477     Medline TA:  J Invasive Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  92-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Winthrop University Hospital, Electrophysiology Department, 120 Mineola Blvd., Suite 500, Mineola, NY 11501, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary
Atrial Flutter / surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Catheter Ablation / adverse effects*
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Stenosis / diagnosis*,  etiology*,  therapy
Diagnosis, Differential
Heart Catheterization

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