Factors Associated With Periesophageal Vagal Nerve Injury After Pulmonary Vein Antrum Isolation

@inproceedings{Miyazaki2014FactorsAW,
  title={Factors Associated With Periesophageal Vagal Nerve Injury After Pulmonary Vein Antrum Isolation},
  author={Shinsuke Miyazaki and Hiroshi Taniguchi and Shigeki Kusa and Yuki Komatsu and Noboru Ichihara and Takamitsu Takagi and Jin Iwasawa and Akio Kuroi and Hiroaki Nakamura and Hitoshi Hachiya and Kenzo Hirao and Yoshito Iesaka},
  booktitle={Journal of the American Heart Association},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Periesophageal vagal nerve injury is recognized as a rare complication in atrial fibrillation ablation procedures. We investigated the factors associated with the occurrence of symptomatic periesophageal vagal nerve injury after pulmonary vein antrum isolation. METHODS AND RESULTS Overall, 535 consecutive patients who underwent sole pulmonary vein antrum isolation were included. Point-by-point radiofrequency applications were applied using irrigated-tip catheters under minimal… CONTINUE READING

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