Anatomical assessment of crosstalk phenomenon during laser balloon ablation with imaging in a patient with unusual atrial hypertrophy

  • Satoshi YanagisawaEmail author
  • Yasuya Inden
  • Hiroya Okamoto
  • Toshiro Tomomatsu
  • Aya Fujii
  • Keita Mamiya
  • Rei Shibata
  • Toyoaki Murohara
Case Reports


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Conflict of interest

Dr. Yanagisawa and Dr. Shibata are affiliated with a department sponsored by Medtronic Japan.

Ethical approval

All procedures were performed in compliance with the Declaration of Helsinki.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Advanced Cardiovascular TherapeuticsNagoya University Graduate School of MedicineNagoyaJapan
  2. 2.Department of CardiologyNagoya University Graduate School of MedicineNagoyaJapan

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