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Sepsis-induced cardiomyopathy is life threatening. Placement of an ECLS in patients with myocardial dysfunction could be considered in certain cases, especially after cardiotomy. We report a particular case of septic shock with a cardiac dysfunction requiring the placement of extracorporeal life support (ECLS) in the aftermath of an atrio-esophageal fistula (following an AF ablation procedure by radio frequency) surgically repaired under extra-corporeal circulation (ECC). Despite this promising technique, the shock was irreversible and refractory to therapy, and the patient died.

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Kanté, A. ., Diakité, M. ., Coulibaly, B. ., Touré, O. ., Daou, M. ., Dembelé, B. ., Yatera, D. ., & Ongoïba, N. . (2021). Cardiomyopathie Septique dans les Suites d’une Procédure d’Ablation de Fibrillation Atriale . HEALTH SCIENCES AND DISEASE, 22(11). Retrieved from


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