Pneumopericardium Following Atrial Fibrillation Ablation. We present a case of large pneumopericardium resulting from an esophageal pericardial fistula following ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF). The presentation, evaluation, and management of this specific patient, along with a review of present techniques to diagnose esophageal injury, provide a unique insight into the pathophysiology of left atrial-esophageal fistula formation.
- atrial fibrillation
- esophageal pericardial fistula
- left atrial-esophageal fistula
- radiofrequency ablation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Physiology (medical)