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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

2012-03-09T00:00:00

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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