Human comparative experimental study of surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation by epicardial techniques


BACKGROUND To set up an experimental model of cadaveric heart in order to evaluate and compare histologic transmurality of lesions immediately caused by different energy sources of anti-arrhythmic epicardial devices. METHODS Procedures were performed on a cadaveric human heart in orthotopic position with an ischemic time of 48 h at 37° and supported… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1749-8090-8-140


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