Surgical treatment for isolated atrial fibrillation: minimally invasive vs. classic cut and sew maze.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE We sought to compare outcomes after two surgical approaches for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF): a minimally invasive, staged hybrid approach combining surgery with catheter ablation, [Hybrid Maze (HM)] and the classic cut and sew Maze (CM). METHODS From April 2004 to March 2010, 63 stand-alone AF procedures were performed by two… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/IMI.0b013e318248f3f4

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