Entrapment of a circular mapping catheter in a pulmonary vein during atrial fibrillation ablation

  • Nico ReinschEmail author
  • Jochen Buchholz
  • Ute Ruprecht
  • Kars Neven


Pulmonary vein isolation Complication Entrapment Lasso catheter 


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    Sabar MI, Bajpai A, Momin A, et al. Circular mapping catheter entrapment in mitral valve apparatus requiring emergency surgery: a rarely reported complication of pulmonary vein isolation procedure for atrial fibrillation. BMJ Case Rep. 2017;2017.
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    Fujiwara R, Takami M, Kijima Y, Masano T, Nagoshi R, Kozuki A, et al. A case of an ablation catheter entrapped in the pulmonary vein during atrial fibrillation ablation requiring open heart surgery for removal. HeartRhythm Case Rep. 2017;3:87–9.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of CardiologyAlfried Krupp HospitalEssenGermany
  2. 2.University Witten/HerdeckeWittenGermany
  3. 3.Department of CardiologyEvangelisches Krankenhaus WerdenEssenGermany

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