Concomitant Off-Pump Modified Maze and Coronary SurgeryMariani, M. A., Stoker, T., Scholten, M. F., Addis, A., Corradi, D., Alfieri, O. & Benussi, S., Jun-2011, In : Annals of thoracic surgery. 91, 6, p. E96-E98 3 p.
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We describe a modification of the Cox-Maze III using bipolar radiofrequency combined with off-pump coronary artery surgery for the treatment of patients with coronary artery disease and long-standing permanent atrial fibrillation. This study reports the midterm outcome of 12 patients with coronary artery disease and long-standing permanent atrial fibrillation who underwent off-pump coronary artery surgery and concomitant modified Maze with bipolar radiofrequency. At a mean follow-up of 23 months, all patients were alive, and 75% (9 of 12) had sinus rhythm. Our modified Maze can be safely and effectively combined with coronary artery surgery in an off-pump setting. (Ann Thorac Surg 2011;91:e96-8) (C) 2011 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Annals of thoracic surgery|
|Publication status||Published - Jun-2011|
- ATRIAL-FIBRILLATION, BIPOLAR RADIOFREQUENCY, ABLATION