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.