The article “Neuropsychological decline after catheter ablation of
atrial fibrillation” by Schwarz et al. is the first publication that focused on
cognitive side effects of elective circumferential pulmonary vein isolation
(PVI)1. Adverse neuropsychological changes after left atrial catheter ablation,
as reported in this paper, were found in verbal memory and the result,
conjoined with ischemic brain lesions , might represent cerebral side-effects
of the ablation procedure.
Credits: Schwarz, N.; Schoenburg M.; Gerriets, T.