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The Cox-Maze procedure: History, results, and predictors for failure
  • N. Ad
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Interventional Cardiac…
  • 1 December 2007
TLDR
The history, results, and predictors for failure of the Cox-Maze procedure and its modifications are discussed. Expand
Impact of the maze procedure on the stroke rate in patients with atrial fibrillation.
TLDR
The ability of the maze procedure to decrease the risk of stroke associated with atrial fibrillation so dramatically is likely due to the restoring of sinus rhythm and atrial transport function in combination with surgical removal or obliteration of the left atrial appendage. Expand
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 2017 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) can be performed without additional risk of operative mortality or major morbidity, and is recommended at the time of concomitantExpand
Strict versus liberal target range for perioperative glucose in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting: a prospective randomized controlled trial.
TLDR
It was demonstrated that maintenance of blood glucose in a liberal range after coronary artery bypass grafting led to similar outcomes compared with a strict target range and was superior in glucose control and target range management. Expand
Current status of the Maze procedure for the treatment of atrial fibrillation.
  • J. Cox, N. Ad, +7 authors Y. Kim
  • Medicine
  • Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
  • 2000
TLDR
The Maze-III procedure remains the surgical procedure of choice for the treatment of medically refractory atrial fibrillation and has been used exclusively since April 16, 1992. Expand
Comparison of EuroSCORE II, Original EuroSCORE, and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Risk Score in Cardiac Surgery Patients.
TLDR
EuroSCORE II had better predictive discrimination for operative mortality than EuroSCORE I, which greatly overestimated this risk and should be considered for calculating risk score for complex cardiac surgical patients. Expand
Development of a novel proteomic approach for mitochondrial proteomics from cardiac tissue from patients with atrial fibrillation.
TLDR
Evidence is provided that a workflow to identify AF-related proteins that combines a powerful upfront tissue cell lysis with high resolution MS for discovery and protein array technology for verification may be an effective strategy for discovering candidate markers in highly fibrous tissue samples. Expand
Potential Impact of Modifiable Clinical Variables on Length of Stay After First-Time Cardiac Surgery.
TLDR
Accounting for potentially modifiable clinical variables, such as low hematocrit and blood transfusion, especially in elective patients, should lead to shorter LOS, higher satisfaction, and reduced financial burden. Expand
Surgical ablation as treatment for the elimination of atrial fibrillation: a meta-analysis.
  • S. Barnett, N. Ad
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular…
  • 1 May 2006
TLDR
Biatrial ablation surgical procedures were more effective in controlling atrial fibrillation than procedures confined to the left atrium, and more frequent reporting is suggested through Kaplan-Meier survival analyses and the reporting of rates for specific time intervals. Expand
Surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation trends and outcomes in North America.
TLDR
The results support consideration of surgical AF ablation as an alternative to percutaneous ablation for patients with lone AF, and isolated surgical ablation is safe, performed "on" or "off" cardiopulmonary bypass. Expand
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