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Radiofrequency and Microwave Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation During Open Heart Surgery: What Are the Long-Term Results?

  • A. Venturini
  • V. Cutaia
  • A. Asta
  • D. Mangino
  • R. Moretti
  • E. Polesel
  • A. Terrini
  • C. Zussa
Conference paper

Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and is characterized by disorganized atrial activity. AF is fairly common in patients with mitral valve disease and a markedly dilated left atrium. These patients rarely return to sinus rhythm spontaneously even after a successful mitral valve operation [1].

Keywords

Atrial Fibrillation Mitral Valve Pulmonary Vein Sinus Rhythm Left Atrial Appendage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Venturini
    • 1
  • V. Cutaia
    • 1
  • A. Asta
    • 1
  • D. Mangino
    • 1
  • R. Moretti
    • 1
  • E. Polesel
    • 1
  • A. Terrini
    • 1
  • C. Zussa
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiovascular DepartmentUmberto I HospitalMestre-VeniceItaly

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