Current State of the Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation


Surgery of atrial fibrillation (AF) was first described in 1991 by James Cox in what was named the Cox-Maze procedure, and over the years it has been considered the gold-standard treatment, with best results in maintaining sinus rhythm in the long term. Nevertheless, the complexity and aggressivity of the first techniques of cut-and-sew limited the… (More)
DOI: 10.4061/2011/746054


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@inproceedings{Sandoval2011CurrentSO, title={Current State of the Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation}, author={E. Deu Sandoval and Manuel Castell{\'a} and J. M. Rivera Pomar}, booktitle={Cardiology research and practice}, year={2011} }