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Cardiac Tamponade after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation in a patient with complete situs inversus and dextrocardia

Tetsuro Takase, Kazunori Takemura, Masaharu Maegaki, Ryuta Nakamura, Kanet Mitsumata.

Abstract
Complete situs inversus is a congenital condition which involves complete transposition of all thoracic and abdominal organs. This condition poses a technically challenging issue for the procedure of transcatheter pulmonary vein isolation to treat atrial fibrillation. We have recently experienced one case of situs inversus complicated with cardiac tamponade after successful ablation. The patient is a 67-year-old woman with a history of situs inversus totalis. She presented to our emergency department with repeated episodes of drug-resistant paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Radiofrequency ablation was preferred. During the procedure, we performed interatrial septal puncture under intracardiac ultrasound guidance and isolation of all 4 pulmonary veins was achieved. Ten minutes after removing the sheaths from left atrium the patient developed cardiac tamponade and prompt pericardiocentesis was needed. Pericardial effusion resolved on the next day and she was discharged 3 days later. No recurrence of atrial fibrillation has been documented after the procedure. Judging from clinical progress, pericardial effusion is speculated to occur after removal of the sheath.

Key words: Situs inversus, Atrial fibrillation, Cardiac Tamponade, Catheter ablation


 
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Takase T, Takemura K, Maegaki M, Nakamura R, Mitsumata K. Cardiac Tamponade after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation in a patient with complete situs inversus and dextrocardia. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2020; 4(5): 69-71. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Cardiac-Tamponade-after-catheter-ablation-dextrocardia


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Takase T, Takemura K, Maegaki M, Nakamura R, Mitsumata K. Cardiac Tamponade after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation in a patient with complete situs inversus and dextrocardia. http://www.mdpub.net/?mno=85961 [Access: July 02, 2020]. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Cardiac-Tamponade-after-catheter-ablation-dextrocardia


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Takase T, Takemura K, Maegaki M, Nakamura R, Mitsumata K. Cardiac Tamponade after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation in a patient with complete situs inversus and dextrocardia. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2020; 4(5): 69-71. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Cardiac-Tamponade-after-catheter-ablation-dextrocardia



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Takase T, Takemura K, Maegaki M, Nakamura R, Mitsumata K. Cardiac Tamponade after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation in a patient with complete situs inversus and dextrocardia. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. (2020), [cited July 02, 2020]; 4(5): 69-71. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Cardiac-Tamponade-after-catheter-ablation-dextrocardia



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Takase, T., Takemura, . K., Maegaki, . M., Nakamura, . R. & Mitsumata, . K. (2020) Cardiac Tamponade after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation in a patient with complete situs inversus and dextrocardia. Int J Med Rev Case Rep, 4 (5), 69-71. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Cardiac-Tamponade-after-catheter-ablation-dextrocardia



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Takase, Tetsuro, Kazunori Takemura, Masaharu Maegaki, Ryuta Nakamura, and Kanet Mitsumata. 2020. Cardiac Tamponade after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation in a patient with complete situs inversus and dextrocardia. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 4 (5), 69-71. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Cardiac-Tamponade-after-catheter-ablation-dextrocardia



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Takase, Tetsuro, Kazunori Takemura, Masaharu Maegaki, Ryuta Nakamura, and Kanet Mitsumata. "Cardiac Tamponade after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation in a patient with complete situs inversus and dextrocardia." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 4 (2020), 69-71. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Cardiac-Tamponade-after-catheter-ablation-dextrocardia



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Takase, Tetsuro, Kazunori Takemura, Masaharu Maegaki, Ryuta Nakamura, and Kanet Mitsumata. "Cardiac Tamponade after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation in a patient with complete situs inversus and dextrocardia." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 4.5 (2020), 69-71. Print. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Cardiac-Tamponade-after-catheter-ablation-dextrocardia



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Takase, T., Takemura, . K., Maegaki, . M., Nakamura, . R. & Mitsumata, . K. (2020) Cardiac Tamponade after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation in a patient with complete situs inversus and dextrocardia. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 4 (5), 69-71. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Cardiac-Tamponade-after-catheter-ablation-dextrocardia