[Esophago-gastric complications after ablation in atrial fibrillation].

@article{Gast2016EsophagogastricCA,
  title={[Esophago-gastric complications after ablation in atrial fibrillation].},
  author={Pierrette Gast and Jean-Philippe Loly and Philippe Leclercq and Edouard J. Louis},
  journal={Revue medicale suisse},
  year={2016},
  volume={12 527},
  pages={1362-1366}
}
Atrial-esophageal fistula (AOF) after ablation in atrial fibrillation has a fatal outcome. Fully documented in 2004, AOF has never completely disappeared despite technological evolvements. Survival depends on early recognition and treatment. Gastroscopy allows early detection of esophageal lesions. We summarize here AOF mechanisms, evoking symptoms and treatment ; contribution of gastroscopy in early detection ; and finally symptoms from vagal and phrenic nerve injuries. This information is… CONTINUE READING