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The surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19782848     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Atrial fibrillation is a complex disease affecting a significant portion of the general population. Although medical therapy is the mainstay of treatment, intervention plays an important role in selected patients. The Cox-Maze procedure is the gold standard for the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation and has more than 90% success in eliminating atrial fibrillation. Ablation technologies have played a key role in simplifying this technically demanding procedure and making it available to more patients. A myriad of new lesion sets and approaches were introduced over the last decade which has made the operative treatment of atrial fibrillation less invasive and more confusing.
Authors:
Anson M Lee; Spencer J Melby; Ralph J Damiano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Surgical clinics of North America     Volume:  89     ISSN:  1558-3171     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-28     Completed Date:  2009-10-29     Revised Date:  2014-02-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0074243     Medline TA:  Surg Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1001-20, x-xi     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Ablation Techniques / methods*
Atrial Fibrillation / classification,  surgery*
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods*
Electrophysiologic Techniques, Cardiac
Humans
Pulmonary Veins / surgery
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
5R01HL32257/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; R01 HL032257/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; R01HL085113/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; T32 HL007776/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; T32HL0776/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS

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