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Asymptomatic partial anomalous pulmonary venous return masquerading as pulmonary vein occlusion following radiofrequency ablation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16628383     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recent advances in the field of cardiac electrophysiology have resulted in the rapid growth of radiofrequency ablation for treatment of arrhythmias. Pulmonary vein stenosis or occlusion is a rare, but well described adverse outcome. Fortunately, the concomitant evolution of multislice computed tomography (CT) scanners has provided an excellent non-invasive method of monitoring for this complication. We recently encountered a case on multislice CT that initially appeared to be a pulmonary vein occlusion related to the procedure, but on further evaluation was found to be an asymptomatic case of partial anomalous pulmonary venous return.
John Bayne Selby; Tereza Poghosyan; Marcus Wharton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2006-04-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  The international journal of cardiovascular imaging     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1569-5794     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Cardiovasc Imaging     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-14     Completed Date:  2007-01-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100969716     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiovasc Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  719-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Medical University of South Carolina, 171 Ashley Ave, Charleston, SC, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / surgery
Catheter Ablation / adverse effects*
Diagnosis, Differential
Heart Catheterization
Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted
Imaging, Three-Dimensional
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Circulation*
Pulmonary Veins / abnormalities,  physiopathology,  radiography*
Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease / diagnosis,  etiology,  radiography*
Time Factors
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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