Inflammatory Response and Congestive Heart Failure Following Extensive Left Atrial Ablation

  • Konstantinos Vlachos
  • Dimitrios Asvestas
  • Louiza Lioni
  • Dimitrios Karlis
  • Konstantinos Letsas
  • Michael Efremidis
  • Antonios Sideris
Keywords: atrial fibrillation, pulmonary vein isolation, left atrial ablation, heart failure, radiofrequency catheter ablation, systemic inflammation

Abstract

A case of a patient with persistent atrial fibrillation and normal left ventricular systolic function who developed acute heart failure symptoms after a procedure of extensive left atrial ablation is presented and possible aetiologies are being discussed.

Published
2015-01-28
Section
CASE REPORTS