Chirurgische Therapie des chronischen Vorhofflimmerns mittels "Cox/Maze-III-Operation".

Translated title of the contribution: Surgical therapy of chronic atrial fibrillation with the "Cox/Maze-III-operation"

M. Musci, M. Pasic, H. Siniawski, B. Edelmann, H. Lehmkuhl, M. Loebe, Y. Weng, J. Hofmeister, R. Hetzer

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Abstract

We examined the results of simultaneous surgical treatment of chronic atrial fibrillation using a Cox/Maze III operation during mitral valve surgery (n = 12), atrial secundum defect closure (n = 1), combined operation (mitral valve and atrial secundum; n = 1) and thrombectomy from the left atrium (n = 1). Mean preoperative atrial fibrillation was 5.1 years (range 0.5-12 years). In the mean follow-up period of 13.1 months (1-24 months), 14 patients (93%) had sinus rhythm. Conclusion: (1) The surgical treatment of chronic atrial fibrillation using a Cox/Maze III operation can be performed without increased perioperative or postoperative risks; (2) Cox/Maze III operation represents an effective surgical treatment of chronic atrial fibrillation.

Translated title of the contributionSurgical therapy of chronic atrial fibrillation with the "Cox/Maze-III-operation"
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)1363-1365
Number of pages3
JournalLangenbecks Archiv für Chirurgie. Supplement. Kongressband. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie. Kongress
Volume114
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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