Cryoablation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing minimally invasive mitral valve surgery
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 . In patients undergoing mitral valve operations, the frequency of AF is reported to be as high as 60–80% .
KeywordsAtrial Fibrillation Mitral Valve Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Chronic Atrial Fibrillation Mitral Valve Disease
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