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BACKGROUND Thoracoscopic pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) and ganglionated plexus ablation is a novel approach in the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). We hypothesize that meticulous(More)
OBJECTIVE Cardiogenic shock remains an important therapeutic challenge, with high in-hospital mortality rates. Mechanical circulatory support may be beneficial in these patients. Since the efficacy(More)
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrosis is an important component of the arrhythmogenic substrate in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). We studied the effect of interstitial fibrosis on conduction velocity(More)
BACKGROUND Totally thoracoscopic epicardial pulmonary vein ablation is an emerging treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). A hybrid surgical-electrophysiological procedure with periprocedural(More)
BACKGROUND Restrictive fluid management may protect organ function and improve postoperative outcome in elderly coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) patients. OBJECTIVE We assessed organ-specific(More)