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Emergency covered stent implantation for rupture of a pulmonary vein after balloon angioplasty for postinterventional pulmonary vein stenosis


Pulmonary vein (PV) stenosis is a known complication of PV isolation procedures for atrial fibrillation. We describe in this report a case of emergency covered stent implantation for rupture of a PV after balloon angioplasty for postinterventional PV stenosis occlusion. Focus is on stent implantation and on a novel aspect of magnetic resonance imaging for postprocedural outcome evaluation. A focused review of the current literature regarding ongoing limitations of PV stenosis treatment is provided.

Credits: Sebastian Hilbert, MD; Silke John, MD; Frank-Thomas Riede, MD; Arash Arya, MD; Ingo Paetsch, MD; Cosima Jahnke, MD; Gerhard Hindricks, MD; Andreas Bollmann, MD, PhD



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