Simple left atrial procedure for chronic atrial fibrillation associated with mitral valve disease.

@article{Sueda1996SimpleLA,
  title={Simple left atrial procedure for chronic atrial fibrillation associated with mitral valve disease.},
  author={Taijiro Sueda and Hideyuki Nagata and Hiroo Shikata and Kazumasa Orihashi and Shigeki Morita and Masafumi Sueshiro and Kenji Okada and Yousuke Matsuura},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={62 6},
  pages={1796-800}
}
BACKGROUND A computerized 48-channel mapping system was used to investigate the characteristics of an atrial epicardial electrogram during chronic atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with solitary mitral valve disease. We have devised a simple left atrial procedure to eliminate the chronic AF during a mitral valve operation. METHODS Using this mapping system, we performed intraoperative atrial mapping in 11 patients with chronic AF associated with mitral valve disease. The AF duration ranged… CONTINUE READING