Concomitant off-pump modified maze and coronary surgery

Massimo A. Mariani, Thijs Stoker, Marcoen F. Scholten, Alessandro Addis, Domenico Corradi, Ottavio Alfieri, Stefano Benussi

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Abstract

We describe a modification of the Cox-Maze III using bipolar radiofrequency combined with off-pump coronary artery surgery for the treatment of patients with coronary artery disease and long-standing permanent atrial fibrillation. This study reports the midterm outcome of 12 patients with coronary artery disease and long-standing permanent atrial fibrillation who underwent off-pump coronary artery surgery and concomitant modified Maze with bipolar radiofrequency. At a mean follow-up of 23 months, all patients were alive, and 75% (9 of 12) had sinus rhythm. Our modified Maze can be safely and effectively combined with coronary artery surgery in an off-pump setting.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume91
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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    Mariani, M. A., Stoker, T., Scholten, M. F., Addis, A., Corradi, D., Alfieri, O., & Benussi, S. (2011). Concomitant off-pump modified maze and coronary surgery. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 91(6). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.01.094