Cerebrovascular complication associated with pulmonary vein ablation.

  title={Cerebrovascular complication associated with pulmonary vein ablation.},
  author={Lai Chow Kok and James Michael Mangrum and David E. Haines and James Paul Mounsey},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology},
  volume={13 8},
INTRODUCTION Radiofrequency (RF) ablation has become an established treatment modality for patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF). A principal limitation of RF catheter ablation is the risk of thromboembolism. Stroke as a complication after ablation of triggers of AF has not been previously reported. METHODS AND RESULTS Fifty-six patients… CONTINUE READING