Tratamento cirúrgico da fibrilação atrial solitário

Translated title of the contribution: Surgical treatment of lone atrial fibrillation

Shi Min Yuan, Hua Jing, Leonid Sternik*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Currently, off-pump video-assisted thoracoscopic epicardial pulmonary vein isolation offers an attractive alternative to on-pump Maze procedures for surgical treatment of lone atrial fibrillation. Nevertheless, on-pump Maze procedures through a mid-sternotomy approach still play an important role in patients with lone atrial fibrillation on many occasions, especially in patients with failed percutaneous pulmonary vein alone. The aim of this article was to give a brief review of the surgical strategies for treating lone atrial fibrillation, and present the possible indications for on-pump Maze procedures through a mid-sternotomy approach.

Translated title of the contributionSurgical treatment of lone atrial fibrillation
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)367-370
Number of pages4
JournalSao Paulo Medical Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Cardiac
  • Cardiac surgical procedures
  • Cardiopulmonary bypass
  • Minimally invasive surgical procedures


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