Korean J Dermatol.  2006 May;44(5):612-614.

A Case of Chronic Radiodermatitis following Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Saint Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. jylee@catholic.ac.kr

Abstract

Radiofrequency catheter ablation has been used for certain arrhythmic disorders for less than a decade, and has shown effectiveness in many cases. However, due to the complex nature of atrial fibrillation and high doses of ionizing radiation exposure during the procedure, radiofrequency catheter ablation has the possibility of inducing radiation damage. We herein describe one case of chronic radiodermatitis following radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation, a subject which has not been reported so far.

Keyword

Chronic radiodermatitis; Radiofrequency catheter ablation

MeSH Terms

Atrial Fibrillation*
Catheter Ablation*
Radiation, Ionizing
Radiodermatitis*
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