Journal Article

Atrial-Esophageal Fistula after Atrial Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation

Marc O. Siegel, David M. Parenti and Gary L. Simon

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 51, issue 1, pages 73-76
Published in print July 2010 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online July 2010 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/653425
Atrial-Esophageal Fistula after Atrial Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation

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Atrial-esophageal fistula is a rare but often fatal complication of catheter radiofrequency ablation. Patients occasionally have bacteremia and have been misdiagnosed with endocarditis. Infectious diseases specialists are often consulted and need to be aware of this complication. We report a case of atrial-esophageal fistula after radiofrequency ablation that illustrates the salient features of this illness.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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