Off-pump epicardial compartmentalization for ablation of atrial fibrillation.

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serval:BIB_8234A0DA1102
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Off-pump epicardial compartmentalization for ablation of atrial fibrillation.
Journal
Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Author(s)
Ruchat P., Schlaepfer J., von Segesser L.K.
ISSN
1569-9285[electronic]
Publication state
Published
Issued date
09/2002
Volume
1
Number
1
Pages
55-57
Language
english
Notes
Journal Article --- Old month value: Sep
Abstract
The Cox-Maze-III procedure still remains the gold standard in surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation.The major hazard of atrial fibrillation is thromboembolic event to the brain. Left atrial appendage (LAA) represents the source of thrombus and subsequent embolism although LAA obliteration is a key point to prevent thrombogenesis. We describe a simplified off-pump compartmentalization procedure using epicardial radiofrequency ablation of the left atrium and LAA stapling on the beating heart without cardiopulmonary bypass.
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