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Pulmonary Vascular Disease: Pulmonary Vascular Disease |

Pulmonary Vein Total Occlusion and Pulmonary Infarction After Radiofrequency Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

Jordan Lee, MD; Ching-Fei Chang, MD
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University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A503. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.525
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SESSION TITLE: Pulmonary Vascular Disease

SESSION TYPE: Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary vein total occlusion (PVTO) is a rare condition with an overall incidence of 0.8-2.1%. Most cases are asymptomatic, but approximately 2-3 patients a year require intervention for dyspnea and hypoxemia. We present a case of PVTO after radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for atrial fibrillation, with a dilemma in management.

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