Rainer Kuhn

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BACKGROUND Up to 40% of patients demonstrate endoscopically detected asymptomatic esophageal lesions (EDEL) after atrial fibrillation ablation. METHODS AND RESULTS Patients undergoing first atrial fibrillation ablation and postinterventional esophageal endoscopy were included in the study. Occurrence of esophageal perforating complications during(More)
Major complications related to ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) occur in ≤4.5% of patients. A large multicenter survey reports a procedure-related complication rate of 7.8%. One of the most fatal complications is atrioesophageal fistula (AEF) reported in ≤0.2% of AF ablation cases. A study comparing pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) using radiofrequency(More)
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