NYMC Faculty Publications

Title

Survival of a Patient with an Esophagopericardial Fistula After Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation: A Case Report and Literature Review

First Page

4091

Last Page

4098

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

5-15-2020

Department

Medicine

Abstract

Esophageal injury leading to esophagopericardial fistula (EPF) or atrioesophageal fistula is a very rare and dreaded complication of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation that carries a high mortality rate. We present a case of EPF following radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation and an extensive review of the literature regarding catheter ablation-related esophageal injury.

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