Limiting esophageal temperature in radiofrequency ablation of left atrial tachyarrhythmias results in low incidence of thermal esophageal lesions

@inproceedings{Sause2010LimitingET,
  title={Limiting esophageal temperature in radiofrequency ablation of left atrial tachyarrhythmias results in low incidence of thermal esophageal lesions},
  author={Armin Sause and Osman Tutdibi and Karsten Pomsel and Wilfried Dinh and Reiner F{\"u}th and Mark R Lankisch and Thomas Glosemeyer-Allhoff and Jan Janssen and Micheal David Mueller},
  booktitle={BMC cardiovascular disorders},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Atrio-esophageal fistula formation following radiofrequency ablation of left atrial tachyarrhythmias is a rare but devastating complication. Esophageal injuries are believed to be precursors of fistula formation and reported to occur in up to 47% of patients. This study investigates the incidence of esophageal lesions when real time esophageal temperature monitoring and temperature limitation is used. METHODS 184 consecutive patients underwent open irrigated radiofrequency ablation… CONTINUE READING
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