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In an attempt to improve procedural outcomes and reduce time and complications, there has been particular interest in alternative technologies specifically designed for atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. One novel technique is isolation of the pulmonary veins using an over-the-wire multielectrode catheter delivering duty-cycled bipolar and unipolar radiofrequency energy. Phrenic nerve injury is a rare but significant complication of AF ablation. This is the first report of phrenic nerve injury following catheter ablation for AF using the Pulmonary Vein Ablation Catheter (Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN, USA).
The Heart Hospital, University College London, London, UK.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Journal of interventional cardiac electrophysiology : an international journal of arrhythmias and pacing
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The motor nerve of the diaphragm. The phrenic nerve fibers originate in the cervical spinal column (mostly C4) and travel through the cervical plexus to the diaphragm.
Complete or severe weakness of the muscles of respiration. This condition may be associated with MOTOR NEURON DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVE DISEASES; NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION DISEASES; SPINAL CORD DISEASES; injury to the PHRENIC NERVE; and other disorders.
Traumatic injury to the abducens, or sixth, cranial nerve. Injury to this nerve results in lateral rectus muscle weakness or paralysis. The nerve may be damaged by closed or penetrating CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA or by facial trauma involving the orbit.
Narrowing of the PULMONARY VEIN.
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