Concomitant Off-Pump Modified Maze and Coronary Surgery

Mariani, 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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  • Massimo A. Mariani
  • Thijs Stoker
  • Marcoen F. Scholten
  • Alessandro Addis
  • Domenico Corradi
  • Ottavio Alfieri
  • Stefano Benussi

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

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E96-E98
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of thoracic surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun-2011



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