Klaus Rühmkorf

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AIMS Complications such as thermal oesophageal lesions, phrenic nerve injury, and pulmonary haemorrhage were found in cryoballoon (CB) ablation. Whether shortening of freezing times translates into equal efficacy rate and outcome is unknown. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that a single freeze cycle per pulmonary vein (PV) without dormant(More)
We report a 50-year-old patient with successful percutaneous closure of a large inadvertent surgical aortocoronary arteriovenous fistula (shunt flow: 1.8 L/min). With initial embolization of multiple coils, no lasting occlusion of the large fistula could be achieved. Above that, two coils migrated into the coronary venous system. Following rescue of the(More)
Emergency catheter ablation is justified in critical patients with drug-refractory life-threatening arrhythmias. The procedure can be used for ablation of an accessory pathway in preexcitation syndrome with high risk of ventricular fibrillation and in patients with shock due to ischemic cardiomyopathy and incessant ventricular tachycardia. Emergency(More)
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