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Table 2 Esophageal course and maximal esophageal temperature

From: Limiting esophageal temperature in radiofrequency ablation of left atrial tachyarrhythmias results in low incidence of thermal esophageal lesions

Esophageal course LPV LPV Ostia Mid posterior left atrium RPV Ostia RPV Total p value
Total number (%) 19 (10%) 76 (41%) 35 (19%) 49 (27%) 5 (3%) 184  
Mean maximal temperature (°C) 40.0 ± 2.8* 41.2 ± 1.6# 40.1 ± 1.8#,+ 41.2 ± 1.4*,+ 40.8 ± 1.8* 40.8 ± 1.8 0.005*
Post hoc Test Bonferroni   #p = 0.021 +p = 0.039    
  1. *significant p < 0,05