Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation associated with atrial septal defect.

@article{Kobayashi1998MazePF,
  title={Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation associated with atrial septal defect.},
  author={Junjiro Kobayashi and Fumio Yamamoto and Kiyoharu Nakano and Yoshikado Sasako and Satoko Kitamura and Yoshio Kosakai},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1998},
  volume={98 19 Suppl},
  pages={II399-402}
}
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a relatively common complication in elderly patients with an atrial septal defect (ASD). However, use of the simultaneous maze procedure for AF associated with ASD remains controversial. We examined the efficacy and risk of the use of the maze procedure in these patients. METHODS AND RESULTS Between March 1992 and… CONTINUE READING