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Pneumopericardium following radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation: insights into the natural history of atrial esophageal fistula formation.
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PMID:  20233269     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
We present a case of large pneumopericardium resulting from an esophageal pericardial fistula following ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF). The presentation, evaluation, and management of this specific patient, along with a review of present techniques to diagnose esophageal injury, provide a unique insight into the pathophysiology of left atrial-esophageal fistula formation.
Rozalina Grubina; Yong-Mei Cha; Malcolm R Bell; Lawrence J Sinak; Samuel J Asirvatham
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1540-8167     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cardiovasc. Electrophysiol.     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010756     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1046-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.
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