[Thoracoscopic Ex-Maze III procedure and radiofrequency catheter ablation - a hybrid therapy for permanent atrial fibrillation. A case report].

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We desribe a case of a 57-year-old patient with persistent longstanding atrial fibrillation (AF) in whom paracardioscopic Ex-Maze III procedure converted AF to typical counterclockwise atrial flutter. Subsequent catheter RF ablation of cavo-tricuspid isthmus restored sinus rhythm. We propose that the hybrid therapy including thoracoscopic maze procedure and… (More)

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@article{Majewski2009ThoracoscopicEI, title={[Thoracoscopic Ex-Maze III procedure and radiofrequency catheter ablation - a hybrid therapy for permanent atrial fibrillation. A case report].}, author={Jacek Pawel Majewski and Krzysztof Bartuś and Bogusław Kapelak and Jacek My{\'c} and Jerzy Sadowski and Jacek Lelakowski}, journal={Kardiologia polska}, year={2009}, volume={67 9}, pages={1044-7} }