Long-term results after the box pulmonary vein isolation procedure for chronic atrial fibrillation in mitral valve surgery.

@article{Sueda2012LongtermRA,
  title={Long-term results after the box pulmonary vein isolation procedure for chronic atrial fibrillation in mitral valve surgery.},
  author={Taijiro Sueda and Naomichi Uchida and Taiichi Takasaki and Shinya Takahashi and Tatsuya Kurosaki and Keijiro Katayama and Katsuhiko Imai},
  journal={Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={101-8}
}
BACKGROUND We hypothesized that chronic atrial fibrillation (AF) originated from the pulmonary veins, and was maintained by irregular activations of the posterior left atrium. We had performed the box pulmonary vein isolation procedure for the elimination of chronic AF associated with solitary mitral valve disease from 1999 to 2004. This paper evaluated the… CONTINUE READING