A more specific anticoagulation regimen is required for patients after the cox-maze procedure.


BACKGROUND Long-term management of oral anticoagulation (OAC) after ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) is an ongoing challenge. Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) guidelines provide no specific recommendations for OAC after surgical ablation. The purpose of this study was to determine the necessity of OAC protocols after surgical ablation. METHODS Patients (N… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.05.088

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