Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
ISSN-L : 0918-2918

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Acute Exacerbation of Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonia Triggered by Cardiac Ablation: The First Case Report
Kaho AkimotoKuniaki HiraiTetsuya HommaShintaro SuzukiAkihiko TanakaHironori Sagara
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Article ID: 7016-21


Acute exacerbation of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (AE-IIP) is associated with invasive procedures and respiratory infections. However, there have been no reports of AE-IIP triggered by catheter ablation. We herein report a case of AE-IIP after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation in an 82-year-old man who was diagnosed with IIP. Cardiac ablation has become an increasingly common procedure for managing patients with arrhythmias. Considering that catheter ablation causes AE-IIP, a detailed clinical interview, physical examination, and chest radiography are necessary before catheter ablation. We should additionally consider AE-IIP as a differential diagnosis of respiratory failure after catheter ablation.

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