Efficacy of three different ablative procedures to treat atrial fibrillation in patients with valvular heart disease: a randomised trial.

@article{Srivastava2008EfficacyOT,
  title={Efficacy of three different ablative procedures to treat atrial fibrillation in patients with valvular heart disease: a randomised trial.},
  author={Vivek V. Srivastava and Susheel Kumar and Satish R Javali and Thangamani Rajesh and Vasudev Pai and Jayant V. Khandekar and Nandkishor Agrawal and Anil Madhav Patwardhan},
  journal={Heart, lung & circulation},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={232-40}
}
OBJECTIVES Various modifications have been proposed to the original Cox's Maze procedure due to concerns about the long bypass and cross clamp times. The efficacy of these procedures has been studied and reported. We conducted a randomised prospective study to compare three procedures, differing in extent, of ablation in patients in atrial fibrillation who were undergoing surgery for rheumatic valvular heart disease. These procedures utilised radiofrequency in the bipolar mode. The extent of… CONTINUE READING