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ST segment elevation and chest pain during cryoablation of atrial flutter.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17440004     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 61-year-old male was treated with cryoablation for typical atrial flutter. Cryoablation was performed percutaneously with an 8-mm tip catheter to achieve a bidirectional conduction block of the cavo-tricuspid isthmus. When freezing at the point where bidirectional isthmus block occurred, the patient experienced chest pain and ECG showed ST segment elevations corresponding to the right coronary artery. Cryoablation may be painless per se, but patients should be told to report chest discomfort and surface ECG must be followed carefully during ablation.
Birgitta I Johansson; Thórdís J Hrafnkelsdóttir; Nils Edvardsson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-04-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1099-5129     ISO Abbreviation:  Europace     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-29     Completed Date:  2007-09-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883649     Medline TA:  Europace     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  407-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, 413 45 Göteborg, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Flutter / surgery*
Chest Pain / etiology*
Coronary Angiography
Cryosurgery / adverse effects*
Middle Aged

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