Electrophysiologic basis, surgical development, and clinical results of the maze procedure for atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation.


After more than a decade of experimental and clinical research into the basic mechanisms underlying atrial fibrillation, we were able to develop a surgical procedure that appears to cure the arrhythmia. This surgical procedure has been used in 100 patients in our institution and in a total of approximately 130 patients by surgeons in other institutions. The… (More)


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