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Surgical repair of a left atrial-esophageal fistula after radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation.
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PMID:  23006721     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Left atrial-esophageal fistula is a highly lethal complication of ablative therapy for atrial fibrillation. Because of its unusual rate of occurrence, there has not been a uniform approach to either the diagnosis or corrective therapy. We offer 1 such surgical option based on presumptive and early diagnosis-left atrial repair with cardiopulmonary bypass followed by repair of the esophagus with an omental wrap and supported with decompressive gastrostomy and feeding jejunostomy.
Alan R Hartman; Lawrence Glassman; Stanley Katz; Larry Chinitz; William Ross
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  94     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e91-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2012 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Departments of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery and Cardiology, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ Health System School of Medicine, Manhasset, New York. Electronic address:
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