Complete AV block induced by right coronary artery spasm following radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation

Austin A. Howard, Francia Rojas-Delgado, Robert Schutt, Jie Cheng, Nilesh Mathuria

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Abstract

Coronary artery spasm during catheter ablation for arrhythmias is a rare but previously reported complication. Timing of presentation, manifestations of vasospasm, and purported mechanisms vary somewhat in the prior literature. We present a case of chest pain, inferior lead ST elevation, and complete AV block with angiographically confirmed right coronary artery (RCA) vasospasm that occurred immediately after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Atrial Fibrillation
Volume12
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2019

Keywords

  • AV Block
  • Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
  • Coronary Artery Spasm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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