Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for treatment of neurologic sequela after atrioesophageal fistula.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Atrioesophageal fistula (AEF) is a rare complication after radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation but is associated with high mortality, usually due to sepsis or neurologic injury. We report the case of a patient who presented with an AEF and dense neurologic deficits who had complete neurologic recovery after management with emergent surgical repair without the use of cardiopulmonary bypass and with implementation of postoperative hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hirji, SA; Haney, JC; Welsby, I; Lombard, FW; Berry, MF

Published Date

  • February 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 99 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 681 - 682

PubMed ID

  • 25639405

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-6259

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.04.058


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands