The Cox maze III procedure for atrial fibrillation: long-term efficacy in patients undergoing lone versus concomitant procedures.

@article{Prasad2003TheCM,
  title={The Cox maze III procedure for atrial fibrillation: long-term efficacy in patients undergoing lone versus concomitant procedures.},
  author={S Maheshwara Prasad and Hersh S. Maniar and Cindy J Camillo and Richard B. Schuessler and John P. Boineau and Thoralf M. Sundt and James L. Cox and Ralph J. Damiano},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={126 6},
  pages={1822-8}
}
BACKGROUND For the last decade, the Cox maze III procedure has been available for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. It is unknown whether the operation has similar efficacy in patients with lone atrial fibrillation compared with that in patients with atrial fibrillation associated with coronary, valve, or congenital heart disease. This study examined the long-term outcome of patients who underwent this procedure either as a lone operation or as a concomitant procedure. METHODS From 1988… CONTINUE READING
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