A Case of Severe Gastroparesis: Indigestion and Weight Loss after Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation
Article first published online: 30 SEP 2010
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Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume 35, Issue 3, pages e59–e61, March 2012
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CHOI, S. W., KANG, S. H., KWON, O. S., PARK, H. W., LEE, S., KOO, B. S. and NAM, G.-B. (2012), A Case of Severe Gastroparesis: Indigestion and Weight Loss after Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 35: e59–e61. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2010.02912.x
- Issue published online: 5 MAR 2012
- Article first published online: 30 SEP 2010
- Received March 17, 2010; revised May 10, 2010; accepted July 14, 2010.
- atrial fibrillation;
We describe a patient with gastroparesis after radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) as a result of vagus nerve injury. A 42-year-old man underwent redo-RFCA due to recurrent drug-resistant symptomatic atrial fibrillation. The patient complained of indigestion and early satiety 2 weeks after the second procedure. There was also weight loss of approximately 5 kg for 2 months. He underwent endoscopy during which food material was noticed. In the upper gastrointestinal series, most contrast material still remained in the stomach on the 2-hour delayed images, suggesting delayed gastric emptying time. (PACE 2010; 1–3)