Recurrent dyspnea following multiple ablations for atrial fibrillation explained by the "stiff left atrial syndrome"

Chance Witt, Brian Powell, David Holmes, Oluseun Alli

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E747-E749
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume82
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013

Keywords

  • diagnostic catheterization
  • hemodynamics
  • pulmonary angiography
  • restenosis
  • transeptal cath

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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