Mechanical displacement of the esophagus in patients undergoing left atrial ablation of atrial fibrillation.

@article{Chugh2009MechanicalDO,
  title={Mechanical displacement of the esophagus in patients undergoing left atrial ablation of atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Aman Chugh and Joel Allen Rubenstein and Eric Good and Matthew Ebinger and Krit Jongnarangsin and Jackie Fortino and Frank M Bogun and Frank Pelosi and Hakan Oral and Timothy Nostrant and Fred Morady And Frank Pelosid Morady},
  journal={Heart rhythm},
  year={2009},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={319-22}
}
BACKGROUND Left atrial (LA) ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) may rarely be complicated by an atrio-esophageal fistula. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of mechanical displacement of the esophagus in patients undergoing LA ablation. METHODS Twelve patients underwent mechanical displacement of the esophagus performed by an endoscopist during an LA ablation procedure under conscious sedation. RESULTS The intrinsic course of the esophagus was near the… CONTINUE READING

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