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Cryoablation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing minimally invasive mitral valve surgery

Technique and recent results
  • Jürgen Passage
  • Michael A. Borger
  • J. Seeburger
  • A. Rastan
  • Thomas Walther
  • N. Doll
  • Friedrich-Wilhelm Mohr

Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most prevalent cardiac arrhythmia. The reported frequency is 0.5–1% in the general population, increasing with age to 10% in patients older than 80 years [22]. In patients undergoing mitral valve operations, the frequency of AF is reported to be as high as 60–80% [10].

Keywords

Atrial Fibrillation Mitral Valve Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Chronic Atrial Fibrillation Mitral Valve Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jürgen Passage
    • 1
  • Michael A. Borger
    • 2
  • J. Seeburger
  • A. Rastan
  • Thomas Walther
    • 1
  • N. Doll
  • Friedrich-Wilhelm Mohr
    • 1
  1. 1.Herzzentrum Klinik für HerzchirurgieUniversität LeipzigLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Herzzentrum LeipzigLeipzigGermany

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