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Coronary Air Embolism Associated With Atrioesophageal Fistula After Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation.
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PMID:  23932328     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A 68-year-old man presented with multiple embolic strokes and sepsis 50 days after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation. Cardiac computed tomography scan demonstrated an atrioesophageal fistula at the left atrial posterior wall and hypermobile materials with hypoattenuating lesions in the left atrium. On the 12th hospital day, he presented with acute ST-elevation in the inferior leads. A bedside echocardiogram revealed unusually high myocardial echogenecity and akinesia on the right coronary artery territory. These findings disappeared within a few minutes. This case shows characteristic images of coronary air embolism in gas-containing endocarditis caused by atrioesophageal fistula after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation.
Chi Young Shim; Seung-Yul Lee; Hui-Nam Pak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-8-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1916-7075     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Cardiol     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-8-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510280     Medline TA:  Can J Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Cardiology Division, Severance Cardiovascular Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
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