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Table 3 Complications

From: Percutaneous versus thoracoscopic ablation of symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: a randomised controlled trial - the FAST II study

  CA VATS PVI
Procedure complications 0 1a
Complications during hospitalization 0 2b
Complications 1 month 1c 0
Complications 3 month 0 0
Complications 6 month 1d 0
Complications 12 month 0 0
  1. CA Catheter Ablation, VATS PVI Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Pulmonary Vein Isolation
  2. a The patient was converted to sternotomy due to bleeding. A full Maze IV was performed and the patient was discharged on post-operative day five without any further events; b One patient with heart block which resolved spontaneously and one patient with tamponade (relived with percutaneous drainage) and pneumonia; c Patient had discomfort in the chest and resolved within a few days without treatment; d Re-ablated and pacemaker insertion