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Subxyphoid approach for closed-chest atrial fibrillation surgery: the one hand operation.
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PMID:  17670679     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Although the classical Cox maze operation has been shown to be effective for curing atrial fibrillation, it is not popular due to its complexity and associated morbidity. This has led to the development of alternative methods for the creation of the Cox maze pattern. These methods are based on the creation of lines of tissue necrosis on the atrial tissue. These new methods have been shown to be equally as effective as the Cox maze operation. We describe a new technique for epicardial microwave atrial ablation for pulmonary vein isolation. This technique is performed on patients without sternotomy, through the subxyphoid process to reduce pulmonary complications.
Rafael Rodríguez Lecoq; Juan Manuel Gracia; Carlos Sureda; Alberto Igual
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-08-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-02     Completed Date:  2007-08-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  669-71     Citation Subset:  -    
Univ. Hospital de la Vall d'Hebrón, Avenida de la Vall d'Hebrón 119-129, 08035 Barcelona, Spain.
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