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

Heart International 2012;7(2):e8 https://doi.org/10.4081/hi.2012.e8

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Cardiology, atrial fibrillation, complications.

Received

November 13, 2011

Accepted

March 09, 2012

Published Online

December 01, 2012

Correspondence

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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