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Phrenic Nerve Identification With Cardiac Multidetector Computed Tomography.
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PMID:  21684664     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Cryoballoon ablation of the pulmonary veins is a new technique that has proven useful in preventing paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation recurrence. One of the most serious complications of this method is right phrenic nerve palsy. The usefulness of multidetector computed tomography to locate the right phrenic nerve and artery and predict the risk of phrenic nerve palsy during cryoablation according to the distance between the right phrenic neurovascular bundle and the right superior pulmonary vein ostium has recently been described. Fifty-five consecutive patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (52 ± 12 years) underwent balloon cryoablation, following multidetector computed tomography to measure the pulmonary veins. We were able to identify segments of the right pericardiacophrenic artery (mean length 25mm [range 7-68 mm]) in only 10 patients (20%). Full English text available from:
José Nieto-Tolosa; Daniel Rodríguez-Sánchez; José A Hurtado-Martínez; Eduardo Pinar-Bermúdez; Pablo Peñafiel-Verdú; Juan J Sánchez-Muñoz; Mariano Valdés-Chávarri; Arcadio García-Alberola
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista espanola de cardiologia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1579-2242     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-6-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404277     Medline TA:  Rev Esp Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG; SPA     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Sociedad Española de Cardiología. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.
Servicio de Cardiología, Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca, El Palmar, Murcia, España.
Vernacular Title:
Identificación del nervio frénico con tomografía computarizada cardiaca multidetector.
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