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Easy pulmonary vein isolation using epicardial cryoablation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16440173     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The maze procedure can be accomplished by several techniques with varying degrees of success. These techniques include cut-and-sew, endocardial cryoablation, and epicardial ablation using heat-producing devices. We describe our surgical modification of pulmonary vein isolation with cryoablation using an epicardial and endocardial approach. This simple and reliable technique, which does not need any special device, will assist in mitral valve surgery for patients with chronic atrial fibrillation.
Yoshitsugu Nakamura; Kiyoharu Nakano; Hayao Nakatani; Akihiko Gomi; Atsuhiko Sato; Koichi Sughimoto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery today     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0941-1291     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Today     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-27     Completed Date:  2006-08-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204360     Medline TA:  Surg Today     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  198-200     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kanto Medical Center, NTT EC, 5-9-22 Higashigotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 141-8625, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / surgery*,  ultrasonography
Blood Loss, Surgical / prevention & control
Catheter Ablation / methods
Cryosurgery / methods*
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Pericardium / surgery
Pulmonary Veins*
Retrospective Studies
Risk Assessment
Severity of Illness Index
Treatment Outcome

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