Radial approach: a new concept in surgical treatment for atrial fibrillation. II. Electrophysiologic effects and atrial contribution to ventricular filling.


BACKGROUND In a previous study the atrial incisions that follow the concept of the radial approach were designed according to the activation sequence during sinus rhythm and the atrial coronary artery anatomy in normal dogs. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether the radial approach provides a more physiologic activation sequence and… (More)


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