A tailored anatomical approach to prevent complications during left atrial ablation

Stefano Benussi, Simona Nascimbene, Simone Calvi, Ottavio Alfieri

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Abstract

Atrial fibrillation ablation surgery has grown very popular in recent years. Modern techniques involve creation of linear scars on the left atrial wall using different ablation devices. That raises the concern about new major surgical complications that can be caused by the ablation procedure. Postablation coronary obstruction and esophageal injury have been described. We report our present strategy for left atrial ablation in which the lesion set is tailored to the specific coronary anatomy. Safeguards to prevent esophageal and bronchial injury are also outlined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1979-1981
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume75
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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