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Esophageal Dilatation Post Gastric Banding and Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation: A Case Report


Esophageal injury is a potential serious complication of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation. We report a case of significant esophageal dilatation following previous laparascopic gastric banding in a patient with permanent atrial fibrillation undergoing a pulmonary vein isolation procedure.

Credits: Simon Townsend; Andrew James; Nicholas Daunt MBBS; Karen P. Phillips MBBS



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