Left Atrial Diverticula During Atrial Fibrillation Ablations

A regularly occurring cardiac arrhythmia seen in clinical labs is atrial fibrillation (AF). AF is typically treated either by ablations or pharmacological therapies. The frequency of catheter ablation is increasing with respect to other treatment options such as antiarrhythmic drug therapy. Complications associated with catheter ablation include catheter entrapment, perforation, and thrombus formation. The presence of left atrial diverticula (LAD) could increase the frequency of these complications.