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Intra-atrial endothelial lesion resulting from transseptal puncture for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation

Published Online: August 7th 2018 Heart International 2012;7(2):e8
Authors: Conrad Genz, Hans D. Esperer, Alexander Schmeisser, Ruediger C. Braun-Dullaeus, Samir M. Said
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Thromboembolic events are known complications of left atrial ablation therapy. We describe a complication which may also lead to systemic thromboembolism that has not been reported so far: the formation of a moving structure attached to the fossa ovalis after an attempted transseptal puncture in a 66-year old patient with symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.

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Cardiology, atrial fibrillation, complications.

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Samir M. Said, Otto-von- Guericke University, University Hospital, Division of Cardiology, Section of Electro – physiology, Leipziger Str. 44, 39120 Magdeburg, Germany. Tel. +49.391.67.15206 – Fax: +49.391.67.15211. E-mail: samir.said@med.ovgu.de

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2011-11-13T00:00:00

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