Radiofrequency ablation-induced esophageal perforationMitchell-Brown, Fay, PhD, RN, CCRN; McPherrin, MandyNursing2018: October 2018 - Volume 48 - Issue 10 - p 58–62 doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000545019.91166.17 Feature Abstract In Brief Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics Abstract: Esophageal perforation (EP) can be a complication of radiofrequency ablation, a standard treatment for certain patients with drug-refractory atrial fibrillation. This article discusses the etiology, clinical manifestations, and diagnosis of EP, as well as nursing care for patients with EP. Explore the pathophysiology, diagnostic testing, and nursing care for patients who develop an esophageal perforation following this common treatment for drug-refractory symptomatic atrial fibrillation. At California State University, Chico, Fay Mitchell-Brown is an assistant professor and Mandy McPherrin is a second semester nursing student. The authors have disclosed no financial relationships related to this article. Copyright © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.