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Haemorrhagic cerebral air embolism from an atrio-oesophageal fistula following atrial fibrillation ablation.
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PMID:  25475690     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We report the case of a man found unconscious three weeks following atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. Cranial and thoracic imaging demonstrated multiple areas of pneumo-embolic infarction secondary to an atrio-oesophageal fistula (AEF). AEF is a recognised, but rare, complication of AF ablation.(1-8) Early recognition is critical as the mortality is 100% without surgical intervention. We consider the postulated mechanisms of AEF formation, the spectrum of clinical presentation, investigations and treatment.
M Koa-Wing; S Jamil-Copley; B Ariff; P Kojodjojo; Pb Lim; Z Whinnett; S Rajakulendran; P Malhotra; D Lefroy; Ns Peters; Dw Davies; P Kanagaratnam
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-12-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perfusion     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1477-111X     ISO Abbreviation:  Perfusion     Publication Date:  2014 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-6    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8700166     Medline TA:  Perfusion     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© The Author(s) 2014.
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