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Case Study: Pulmonary vein stenting for stenosis following pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation

Amar Krishnaswamy, MD, E. Murat Tuzcu, MD, Bryan Baranowski, MD, and Samir R. Kapadia, MD


A 25-year-old man had been diagnosed with symptomatic atrial fibrillation and prescribed antiarrhythmic medications. Due to inadequate rate and rhythm control, he was referred for pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) at another institution. Within a few weeks of the procedure, he experienced the onset of cough, mild left-sided chest discomfort and worsening dyspnea. He presented to Cleveland Clinic for further evaluation and management.

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Reviewed: 01/14

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