Percutaneous pulmonary vein angioplasty for the pulmonary vein stenosis after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation

Ji Hoon Kim, Seung Yong Shin, Hyung Joon Joo, Jong Il Choi, Soon Jun Hong, Hui Nam Pak, Young Hoon Kim

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Abstract

Pulmonary vein (PV) stenosis after radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) of atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the frequent complications. Percutaneous PV angioplasty and stent implantation have been used as an effective therapy for this condition, yet the in-stent restenosis rate tends to increase after stent implantation at the stenotic PVs. This seems to be caused by neointimal hyperplasia within the stent. This is the first case report on using drug-eluting stent for the treatment of pulmonary vein stenosis that developed after RFCA of AF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-173
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Circulation Journal
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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