Minimally invasive surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation: six-month results.


BACKGROUND A minimally invasive surgery for treatment of atrial fibrillation was developed with bilateral pulmonary vein isolation, mapping, and ablation of the ganglionic plexi and excision of the left atrial appendage. A prospective multicenter registry was created to evaluate the outcomes. METHODS The procedure was performed through bilateral… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2008.09.080


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