Right atrial isolation associated with atrial septal closure in patients with atrial septal defect and chronic atrial fibrillation

G. Minzioni, A. Graffigna, F. Pagani, M. Vigano

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Abstract

To restore sinus rhythm in the remaining heart chambers of six adult patients with atrial septal defect and chronic or paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, electrical, right atrial isolation associated with surgical correction of the defect was performed. All but one patient was free from atrial fibrillation without medication 2-25 months after operation. The isolated right atrial appendages showed intrinsic rhythmical activity in five patients and no electrical activity in one. Right atrial isolation is a safe and effective procedure that abolishes atrial fibrillation in patients with arrhythmia after surgical correction of atrial septal defect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)666-669
Number of pages4
JournalCardiovascular Surgery
Volume1
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1993

Keywords

  • atrial fibrillation
  • atrial septal defect
  • right atrial isolation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Surgery

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