A case-matched comparative study of surgical radiofrequency (RF) ablation for patients with persistent or long-standing atrial fibrillation undergoing concomitant heart surgery.

@article{Perreas2012ACC,
  title={A case-matched comparative study of surgical radiofrequency (RF) ablation for patients with persistent or long-standing atrial fibrillation undergoing concomitant heart surgery.},
  author={Konstantinos G Perreas and Anna G Kostopoulou and Efthimios G Livanis and Alkiviadis Michalis},
  journal={Hellenic journal of cardiology : HJC = Hellenike kardiologike epitheorese},
  year={2012},
  volume={53 6},
  pages={
          420-5
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Recent guidelines from the European Society of Cardiology suggest that surgical ablation should be considered in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who present for concomitant surgically correctable disease. This is a case-matched study of radiofrequency ablation during concomitant cardiac surgery versus lone surgery on patients with persistent and long-standing permanent AF. METHODS Surgical ablation was performed in 21 patients, 14 with persistent and 7 with long-standing… CONTINUE READING
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