Atrial Oesophageal fistula

We just had a case report published the abstract is below and it contains a particularly important message   Left Atrial Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation is safe and effective for most patients. However a rare complication is thermaldamage to the integrity of the normal physical barriers between the left atrium and the adjacent oesophagus due tothe ablation process. This can

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Open and shut case

Introduction A patent foramen ovale is not an acquired but a congenital heart defect present from before birth and stays with us lifelong. Various autopsy studies have shown that they are prevalent in 25% of the population and it is suggested that they are a risk factor for ischaemic stroke in the young. They can be regarded as a normal

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