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E-ONLY: Valvular and Structural Heart Diseases
Recurrent dyspnea following multiple ablations for atrial fibrillation explained by the “stiff left atrial syndrome”
Article first published online: 10 JUL 2013
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume 82, Issue 5, pages E747–E749, 1 November 2013
How to Cite
Witt, C., Powell, B., Holmes, D. and Alli, O. (2013), Recurrent dyspnea following multiple ablations for atrial fibrillation explained by the “stiff left atrial syndrome”. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Intervent., 82: E747–E749. doi: 10.1002/ccd.24556
- Issue published online: 26 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 10 JUL 2013
- Accepted manuscript online: 6 JUL 2012 12:19PM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 30 JUN 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 12 MAY 2012
- Manuscript Received: 25 OCT 2011
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- pulmonary angiography;
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We present the case of a patient who underwent repeated ablations for atrial fibrillation and presented with recurrent dyspnea, elevated left atrial pressure with large V waves in the absence of mitral regurgitation. This case provides an example of “stiff left atrial syndrome” as has been described in patients with mitral valve replacement and only recently in patients with radiofrequency ablations for atrial fibrillation. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.