Results of a minimally invasive surgical pulmonary vein isolation and ganglionic plexi ablation for atrial fibrillation: single-center experience with 12-month follow-up.

@article{Han2009ResultsOA,
  title={Results of a minimally invasive surgical pulmonary vein isolation and ganglionic plexi ablation for atrial fibrillation: single-center experience with 12-month follow-up.},
  author={Frederick T. Han and Vigneshwar Kasirajan and Marcin Kowalski and Robert Kiser and Luke G. Wolfe and Gautham Kalahasty and Richard K. Shepard and M. A. Wood and Kenneth A. Ellenbogen},
  journal={Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={370-7}
}
BACKGROUND The Cox Maze procedure for treatment of medically refractory atrial fibrillation (AF) is limited by its complexity and requirement for cardiopulmonary bypass. Long-term follow-up and success using criteria established by the Heart Rhythm Society/European Heart Rhythm Association/European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society consensus statement have not been reported for surgical AF ablation. We describe the results of using a thorascopic approach and radiofrequency energy to perform bilateral… CONTINUE READING

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