Surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation

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In current practice, surgical treatment is rarely used in the management of patients with ventricu lar tachycardia, although revascularization can eliminate ischemic substrate, and wide subendocardial scar excision with ventricular aneurysmectomy can cure reentrant monomorphic ventricular tachycardia.1,2 Similarly, catheter-based methods are generally preferred over surgical interruption of supraventricular arrhythmias caused by accessory pathways.3,4 Atrial fibrillation (AF), however, is commonly encountered in patients having cardiac operations, and there has been considerable progress during the last decade in direct surgical treatment of this arrhythmia. This chapter will focus on indications, techniques, and outcomes of surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationElectrical Diseases of the Heart: Genetics, Mechanisms, Treatment, Prevention
PublisherSpringer London
Pages839-848
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781846288531
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

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Atrial Fibrillation
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Tachycardia
Cicatrix
Catheters
Therapeutics

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Schaff, H. V. (2008). Surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation. In Electrical Diseases of the Heart: Genetics, Mechanisms, Treatment, Prevention (pp. 839-848). Springer London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84628-854-8_60

Surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation. / Schaff, Hartzell V.

Electrical Diseases of the Heart: Genetics, Mechanisms, Treatment, Prevention. Springer London, 2008. p. 839-848.

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Schaff, HV 2008, Surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation. in Electrical Diseases of the Heart: Genetics, Mechanisms, Treatment, Prevention. Springer London, pp. 839-848. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84628-854-8_60
Schaff HV. Surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation. In Electrical Diseases of the Heart: Genetics, Mechanisms, Treatment, Prevention. Springer London. 2008. p. 839-848 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84628-854-8_60
Schaff, Hartzell V. / Surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation. Electrical Diseases of the Heart: Genetics, Mechanisms, Treatment, Prevention. Springer London, 2008. pp. 839-848
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