Do we increase the operative risk by adding the Cox Maze III procedure to aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass surgery?

@article{Ad2012DoWI,
  title={Do we increase the operative risk by adding the Cox Maze III procedure to aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass surgery?},
  author={Niv Ad and Linda L. Henry and Sharon L. Hunt and Sari D Holmes},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={143 4},
  pages={
          936-44
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Recent reports from Europe and the United States have suggested that patients presenting for open surgery with a significant history of atrial fibrillation (AF) have inferior early and late outcomes if AF is left untreated. On the other hand, there is reluctance among surgeons to treat AF surgically, especially when atriotomies may be required otherwise, which is the case with aortic valve replacement (AVR) or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The objective of this study was to… CONTINUE READING

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