• Wei-Hsian Yin
  • Ming-Chon Hsiung


The other cases are classified as this chapter including a patient received a HeartMate II and the other patient suffered aortic root perforation.

 A HeartMate II is a LV assistant device which can be alternative to heart transplantation. Perforation of aortic root is an iatrogenic complication during atrial fibrillation ablation. The cases are both interesting and enjoyable.


Ischemic Cardiomyopathy Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Exertional Dyspnea Aortic Injury Refractory Heart Failure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wei-Hsian Yin
    • 1
  • Ming-Chon Hsiung
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of CardiologyCheng-Hsin General HospitalTaipeiTaiwan

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