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Right atrial isolation associated with atrial septal closure in patients with atrial septal defect and chronic atrial fibrillation.
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PMID:  8076119     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To restore sinus rhythm in the remaining heart chambers of six adult patients with atrial septal defect and chronic or paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, electrical, right atrial isolation associated with surgical correction of the defect was performed. All but one patient was free from atrial fibrillation without medication 2-25 months after operation. The isolated right atrial appendages showed intrinsic rhythmical activity in five patients and no electrical activity in one. Right atrial isolation is a safe and effective procedure that abolishes atrial fibrillation in patients with arrhythmia after surgical correction of atrial septal defect.
G Minzioni; A Graffigna; F Pagani; M Vigano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular surgery (London, England)     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0967-2109     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  1993 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-10-06     Completed Date:  1994-10-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9308765     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  666-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cattedra di Cardiochirurgia, Universita degli Studi di Pavia, I.R.C.C.S. Policlinico S. Matteo, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / physiopathology,  surgery*
Atrial Function, Right / physiology
Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial
Electrocardiography, Ambulatory
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Atria / physiopathology,  surgery*
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / physiopathology,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / physiopathology
Suture Techniques

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