“serious complications continue to occur even in the most experienced hands… New, devastating complications are emerging. Perhaps the most frightening of these is esophageal perforation, which is often lethal — and atrioesophageal fistulas, which are perhaps the most feared and most lethal of the many complications that have been associated with this procedure – with mortality in excess of 75 percent… and new complications are being ‘discovered’ on a regular basis…”

“there have been no large randomized multicenter clinical trials performed to determine the safety and efficacy of catheter ablation of AF”  2007.

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