Controlled atrial fibrillation after pulmonary vein stenting

Young Ah Park, Jiwon Seo, Hui Nam Pak

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Abstract

When there is no pulmonary vein reconnection after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation, patients can experience recurrence of atrial fibrillation without clear evidence of non- pulmonary vein foci. We describe a patient with significant pulmonary vein stenosis and recurrent atrial fibrillation after four ablation procedures. After successful pulmonary vein stenting, the symptoms were resolved, and sinus rhythm was maintained for 2 years without treatment with antiarrhythmic medication. We believe pulmonary vein stenting potentially controlled atrial fibrillation by providing pulmonary vein pressure relief or by compressing the epicardial triggers occurring at the pulmonary vein ostium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)528-531
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Circulation Journal
Volume47
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jul

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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