Late outcomes after the Cox maze IV procedure for atrial fibrillation.

  title={Late outcomes after the Cox maze IV procedure for atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Matthew C Henn and Timothy S Lancaster and Jacob R. Miller and Laurie A Sinn and Richard B. Schuessler and Marc R. Moon and Spencer J. Melby and Hersh S. Maniar and Ralph J. Damiano},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={150 5},
  pages={1168-76, 1178.e1-2}
OBJECTIVE The Cox maze IV procedure (CMPIV) has been established as the gold standard for surgical ablation; however, late outcomes using current consensus definitions of treatment failure have not been well described. To compare to reported outcomes of catheter-based ablation, we report our institutional outcomes of patients who underwent a left-sided or biatrial CMPIV at 5 years of follow-up. METHODS Between January 2002 and September 2014, data were collected prospectively on 576 patients… CONTINUE READING
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