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Thoracoscopic radiofrequency pulmonary vein isolation and atrial appendage occlusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17462419     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 46-year-old woman with a 7-year history of profoundly symptomatic daily paroxysmal atrial fibrillation had undergone two percutaneous catheter ablations and multiple medication trials. With informed consent, bilateral pulmonary vein isolation and left atrial appendage occlusion as well as ablation of ganglionated plexi were performed by a totally thoracoscopic technique employing a bipolar radiofrequency device. She was discharged home on postoperative day 3 and had one brief episode of atrial fibrillation 1 week later, but has had no further atrial fibrillation for more than 6 months since the procedure.
John Puskas; Edward Lin; Dianne Bailey; Robert Guyton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  83     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-27     Completed Date:  2007-05-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1870-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Emory Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Emory Crawford Long Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Appendage / surgery*
Atrial Fibrillation / surgery*
Catheter Ablation*
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Veins / surgery*

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