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Minimally Invasive Atrial Fibrillation Surgery: Hybrid Approach

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Jared P. Beller ,

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, US
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Emily A. Downs,

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, US
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Gorav Ailawadi

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, US
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Abstract

Atrial fibrillation is a challenging pathologic process. There continues to be a great need for the development of a reproducible, durable cure when medical management has failed. An effective, minimally invasive, sternal-sparing intervention without the need for cardiopulmonary bypass is a promising treatment approach. In this article, we describe a hybrid technique being refined at our center that combines a thoracoscopic epicardial surgical approach with an endocardial catheter-based procedure. We also discuss our results and review the literature describing this unique treatment approach.

How to Cite: 1. Beller JP, Downs EA, Ailawadi G. Minimally Invasive Atrial Fibrillation Surgery: Hybrid Approach. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal. 2016;12(1):37-40. DOI: http://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-12-1-37
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Published on 01 Jan 2016.
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