Cryoablation for surgical treatment of chronic atrial fibrillation combined with mitral valve surgery: a clinical observation.

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OBJECTIVE Although the classical Cox-Maze III is the gold standard surgical therapy with a proven efficacy in the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), complexity of this procedure has resulted in a search for a simpler, less invasive and more cost-effective method. In this study we evaluated the results of cryosurgical ablation in the treatment of chronic… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejcts.2008.03.019

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@article{Ghavidel2008CryoablationFS, title={Cryoablation for surgical treatment of chronic atrial fibrillation combined with mitral valve surgery: a clinical observation.}, author={Alireza Alizadeh Ghavidel and Hossein Javadpour and Massoud Shafiee and Mohammad-Bagher Tabatabaie and Kamal Raiesi and S. Hosseini}, journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery}, year={2008}, volume={33 6}, pages={1043-8} }