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BACKGROUND Periesophageal vagal nerve injury is recognized as a rare complication in atrial fibrillation ablation procedures. We investigated the factors associated with the occurrence of symptomatic periesophageal vagal nerve injury after pulmonary vein antrum isolation. METHODS AND RESULTS Overall, 535 consecutive patients who underwent sole pulmonary(More)
AIMS Inappropriate shocks have been an important issue post-implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implantation. Moreover, inappropriate ICD shocks are associated with increased mortality. The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of catheter ablation therapy for atrial tachyarrhythmias (ATa) responsible for inappropriate ICD shocks.(More)
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