Predictive factors of sustained sinus rhythm and recurrent atrial fibrillation after a radiofrequency modified Maze procedure.

@article{Beukema2008PredictiveFO,
  title={Predictive factors of sustained sinus rhythm and recurrent atrial fibrillation after a radiofrequency modified Maze procedure.},
  author={W. Beukema and H. Sie and A. R. Misier and P. P. Delnoy and H. Wellens and A. Elvan},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={
          771-5
        }
}
  • W. Beukema, H. Sie, +3 authors A. Elvan
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery
  • BACKGROUND Preoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients scheduled for elective open-heart surgery is a well-known phenomenon. The cut and sew Maze procedure or variant Maze procedures abolish AF in 45-95% of patients during short- to intermediate-term follow-up. We determined preoperative and postoperative factors predictive of sustained sinus rhythm (SR) and recurrent AF in an elderly cohort of patients with structural heart disease who underwent cardiac surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS… CONTINUE READING

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