Computed tomographic analysis of the anatomy of the left atrium and the esophagus: implications for left atrial catheter ablation.

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BACKGROUND During left atrial (LA) catheter ablation, an atrioesophageal fistula can develop as a result of thermal injury of the esophagus during ablation along the posterior LA. No in vivo studies have examined the relationship of the esophagus to the LA. The purpose of this study was to describe the topographic anatomy of the esophagus and the posterior… (More)

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@article{Lemola2004ComputedTA, title={Computed tomographic analysis of the anatomy of the left atrium and the esophagus: implications for left atrial catheter ablation.}, author={Kristina Lemola and Michael Sneider and Benoit Desjardins and Ian C Case and Jihn D Han and Eric Good and Kamala P Tamirisa and Ariane Tsemo and Aman Chugh and Frank M Bogun and Frank Pelosi and Ella A. Kazerooni and Fred J. Morady and Hakan Oral}, journal={Circulation}, year={2004}, volume={110 24}, pages={3655-60} }