Magnetic resonance imaging diagnosis of left atrial abscess after ablation of atrial fibrillation.

Ann Thorac Surg 2013 Oct;96(4):1473-1475

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York. Electronic address:

We report a 52-year-old patient with a late presentation of a fistula that occurred after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation. A secondary left atrial wall abscess was diagnosed by upper endoscopy and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Emergency operative repair was successful, with no adverse cardiac or gastrointestinal sequelae.

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