Ultrasonic cardiac ablation for atrial fibrillation during concomitant cardiac surgery: long-term clinical outcomes.

@article{Groh2007UltrasonicCA,
  title={Ultrasonic cardiac ablation for atrial fibrillation during concomitant cardiac surgery: long-term clinical outcomes.},
  author={Mark A. Groh and Oliver A Binns and Harry G Burton and Stephen W Ely and Alan M Johnson},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={84 6},
  pages={1978-83}
}
BACKGROUND Therapeutic ultrasound as an alternative to the maze procedure was evaluated in this large US experience. Safety and efficacy were assessed at 6-, 12-, and 18-month visits with systematic 24-hour Holter monitoring. METHODS From February 2005 to February 2007, 220 patients were prospectively enrolled in a single center study, and among them 129 patients with concomitant cardiac surgery and at least 6-month follow-up were reviewed. Primary procedures were mitral surgery in 50% of the… CONTINUE READING
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