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Totally extracardiac Maze procedure performed on the beating heart.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17954121     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The cut-and-sew Cox Maze III procedure is a complex operation. A novel vacuum-integrated radiofrequency ablation device was developed to attenuate the complexity. This device has enabled the development of a totally extracardiac Maze (Ex-Maze) procedure. We describe the Ex-Maze procedure, which closely mimics the gold standard Maze III pattern and includes lines of ablation that isolate the pulmonary veins, interconnect the left and right atria, and a line that extends from the right inferior pulmonary vein to the medial inferior vena cava.
Andy C Kiser; Gerhard Wimmer-Greinecker; W Randolph Chitwood
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  84     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-23     Completed Date:  2007-11-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1783-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Pinehurst Surgical Clinics, Pinehurst, North Carolina 28374, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / surgery*
Catheter Ablation / adverse effects,  instrumentation,  methods*

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