Esophageal ulcers secondary to cryoenergy after pulmonary vein ablation using the second-generation balloon [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2018; 46(3): 221-222 | 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
Department of Arrythmology, 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 primarily been related to phrenic nerve palsy, vascular complications, stroke, and others of lesser incidence. Esophageal lesions are rare and they are not yet completely understood.

Keywords: Atrial fibrillation, cryoablation; esophageal; ulcers.

How to cite this article
Luis Ńlvarez- Acosta, Alejandro Quijada- Fumero, Raquel Pimienta- GonzŠlez, Julio S. HernŠndez- Afonso. Esophageal ulcers secondary to cryoenergy after pulmonary vein ablation using the second-generation balloon. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2018; 46(3): 221-222

Corresponding Author: Alejandro Quijada- Fumero, Spain
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