Mitral valve surgery with epicardial cryoablation efficaciously treats AF

  • Published 2008 in Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine

Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF) often persists after mitral valve surgery (MVS); surgeons are trying to improve success rates by modifying the surgical procedure. Cox–Maze III surgery performed at the same time as MVS might be more effective than MVS alone but involves complex incisions. Although epicardial cryoablative surgery seems promising, no randomized… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/ncpcardio1132

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