Microwave ablation of permanent atrial fibrillation during isolated bypass grafting and isolated mitral valve surgery.

@article{Knaut2007MicrowaveAO,
  title={Microwave ablation of permanent atrial fibrillation during isolated bypass grafting and isolated mitral valve surgery.},
  author={Michael Knaut and Stefan Brose and Sems Malte Tugtekin and Utz W Kappert and Friedrich Jung and Klaus Matschke},
  journal={The heart surgery forum},
  year={2007},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={E153-7}
}
BACKGROUND This study was designed to compare the rate of restoration to sinus rhythm in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation (pAF) undergoing endocardial microwave ablation during isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or isolated mitral valve surgery. METHODS A total of 42 patients who underwent isolated CABG (age, 70.1 +/- 5.8 years) and 68 patients (age, 64.4 +/- 8.7 years) who underwent isolated mitral valve surgery were included in the registry. During the operation, all… CONTINUE READING