Intra-atrial endothelial lesion resulting from transseptal puncture for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
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.
Cardiology, atrial fibrillation, complications.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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