Esophageal ulcers secondary to cryoenergy after pulmonary vein ablation using the second-generation balloon. [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. Ahead of Print: TKDA-60780 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2017.60780

Esophageal ulcers secondary to cryoenergy after pulmonary vein ablation using the second-generation balloon.

Luis Ńlvarez-acosta, Alejandro Quijada-fumero, Raquel Pimienta-gonzŠlez, Julio S. HernŠndez-afonso
Arrythmology Department, Hospital Universitario Nuestra SeŮora de la Candelaria, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.

Pulmonary vein isolation is an effective treatment for patients with symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Cryoablation balloon therapy has been developed as an alternative. Cryoablation complications have been mainly related to phrenic nerve palsy, vascular complications, stroke and others with less incidence. Esophageal lesions are rare and also, they're not completely understood.

Keywords: cryoablation, atrial, fibrillation, esophageal, ulcers.

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Corresponding Author: Alejandro Quijada-fumero, Spain
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