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Hemoptysis after pulmonary vein isolation with a cryoballoon: an analysis of the potential etiology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21352395     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a series of 359 cryoballoon ablations with a complete registry of complications, clinically important hemoptysis requiring readmission was observed in 2 patients. One patient had preexisting bronchiectasis; the other had no previous history of pulmonary disease. In the first patient the guiding wire was very distal in one of the veins and exceptional low freezing temperatures were recorded in the left inferior pulmonary vein. Similarly, in the second patient exceptional low freezing temperatures were recorded in all 4 veins. Four additional patients mentioned hemoptysis at the 3-month follow-up visit, which resolved after temporary cessation of anticoagulation. Hemoptysis can occur after cryoballoon ablation for several reasons, especially when a stringent anticoagulation regimen is adhered to, and when occlusion is associated with very low freezing temperatures.
Rohit Bhagwandien; Yves Van Belle; Natasja de Groot; Luc Jordaens
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2011-02-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1540-8167     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cardiovasc. Electrophysiol.     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-15     Completed Date:  2012-06-28     Revised Date:  2013-08-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010756     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1067-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Cardiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon / adverse effects*
Catheter Ablation / adverse effects*
Cryosurgery / adverse effects*
Hemoptysis / diagnosis*,  etiology*
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Veins* / physiopathology

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