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Intra-atrial endothelial lesion resulting from transseptal puncture for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23185682     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Thromboembolic events are known complications of left atrial ablation therapy. We describe a complication which may also lead to systemic thromboembolism that has not been reported so far: the formation of a moving structure attached to the fossa ovalis after an attempted transseptal puncture in a 66-year old patient with symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.
Authors:
Conrad Genz; Hans D Esperer; Alexander Schmeisser; Ruediger C Braun-Dullaeus; Samir M Said
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart international     Volume:  7     ISSN:  2036-2579     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Int     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-27     Completed Date:  2012-11-28     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101541778     Medline TA:  Heart Int     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e8     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Otto-von-Guericke University, University Hospital Magdeburg, Division of Cardiology, Section of Electrophysiology, Magdeburg, Germany.
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