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Surgical ablation as treatment for the elimination of atrial fibrillation: A meta-analysis

Surgical ablation as treatment for the elimination of atrial fibrillation: A meta-analysis;Scott D. Barnett, Niv Ad; The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - May 2006 (Vol. 131, Issue 5, Pages 1029-1035, DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2005.10.020) (MKT-754B-G) Objective: The maze procedure is recognized as the most effective surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation. In the last few years, new surgical ablation techniques were developed involving the left atrium only and modifications of the maze procedure in ablating both atria.

Type : General
SKU : PE-US-0648A-0321-G
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Categories : Procedures, Open Concomitant, AVR, CABG, MVR, TVR, Products, Cryo, Cryoablation Probes, RF Ablation Pacing & Sensing, Bipolar RF Clamps
Total Thorascopic Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation Using the Dallas Lesion Set, Partial Autonomic Denervation, and Left Atrial Appendectomy

Total Thorascopic Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation using the Dallas Lesion Set, Partial Autonomic Denervation, and Left Atrial Appendectomy. James R. Edgerton; Operative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery: Volume 14, Issue 3, Autumn 2009, Pages 224-242. (MKT-1414B-I) Minimal access ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) has undergone a progression.

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Categories : Procedures, MIS, Hybrid TT, Products, RF Ablation Pacing & Sensing, Bipolar RF Clamps, Linear Pens and Probes, Soft Tissue Dissection, Devices
Toward a Definitive, Totally Thoracoscopic Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation

Toward a Definitive, Totally Thoracoscopic Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation; John Sirak, MD, Danielle Jones, RN, Benjamin Sun, MD, Chittoor Sai-Sudhakar, MD, Juan Crestanello, MD, and Michael Firstenberg, MD; Annals Thoracic Surgery 2008;86:1960–4 (MKT-1377B-I) Purpose. Evolution of anti-arrhythmia surgery beyond the Cox maze III has been hampered by the difficulty in implementing a complete lesion set in a truly minimally invasive approach.

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SKU : SS-US-0446A-0221-I
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Categories : Procedures, LAAM, MIS, Hybrid TT, Products, RF Ablation Pacing & Sensing, Bipolar RF Clamps, Linear Pens and Probes, Soft Tissue Dissection, Devices
Risk of Death and Cardiovascular Events in Initially Healthy Women With New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation

Risk of Death and Cardiovascular Events in Initially Healthy Women With New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation; David Conen, MD, MPH,Claudia U. Chae, MD, MPH, Robert J. Glynn, ScD, Usha B. Tedrow, MD, MSc, Brendan M. Everett, MD, MPH, Julie E. Buring, ScD, Christine M. Albert, MD, MPH; JAMA, May 25, 2011—Vol 305, No. 20 (MKT-1562B-G) Objectives: To examine the association between incident AF and mortality in initially healthy women and to evaluate the influence of associated cardiovascular comorbidities on risk.

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SKU : PE-US-0432B-0123-G
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Categories : Healthcare Economics and Reimbursement
A Comparison of Outcome in Patients With Preoperative Atrial Fibrillation and Patients in Sinus Rhythm

A Comparison of Outcome in Patients With Preoperative Atrial Fibrillation and Patients in Sinus Rhythm; Saina Attaran, MD, MRCS, Matthew Shaw, MS, Laura Bond, MS, Mark D. Pullan, FRCS, and Brian M. Fabri, FRCS; Annals Thoracic Surgery 2011;92:1391– 6 (MKT-1585A-U) Background. Approximately 10% to 15% of patients undergoing cardiac operations suffer from atrial fibrillation (AF) at the time of surgery. The current risk stratification methods do not include preoperative arrhythmias.

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SKU : PE-US-0437B-0123-G
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Categories : Healthcare Economics and Reimbursement, Procedures, Open Concomitant, AVR, CABG, MVR, TVR
The longstanding, persistent confusion surrounding surgery for atrial fibrillation

The longstanding, persistent confusion surrounding surgery for atrial fibrillation; James L. Cox, MD; The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2010;139:1374-86 (MKT-1505B-G) The surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) persists in being a confusing topic, despite the fact that surgeons have been able to treat this entity successfully for more than 2 decades.

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SKU : PE-US-0620A-0321-G
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Categories : Procedures, MIS, Convergent Approach, Hybrid TT, Open Concomitant, AVR, CABG, MVR
Totally thorascopic surgical ablation of persistent AF and longstanding persistent atrial fibrillation using the “Dallas” lesion set

Totally thorascopic surgical ablation of persistent AF and longstanding persistent atrial fibrillation using the “Dallas” lesion set; James R. Edgerton, MD,*† Warren M. Jackman, MD, FHRS,‡ Cecile Mahoney, BS,† Michael J. Mack, MD*†; Heart Rhythm 2009;6:S64–S70 (MKT-1432B-G) Minimally invasive surgery consisting of bipolar radiofrequency pulmonary vein (PV) isolation and limited ganglionated plexus ablation is effective in eliminating atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with paroxysmal AF but is less effective in those with persistent AF or long-standing persistent AF.

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SKU : SS-US-0453A-0221-I
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Categories : Procedures, MIS, Hybrid TT, Products, RF Ablation Pacing & Sensing, Bipolar RF Clamps, Linear Pens and Probes
Surgical Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation in Cardiac Surgery: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review

Surgical Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation in Cardiac Surgery: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review; Davy C. H. Cheng, MD,* Niv Ad, MD,† Janet Martin, PharmD, MSc(HTA&M),*‡, Eva E. Berglin, MD, PhD,§ Byung-Chul Chang, MD,¶ George Doukas, MD,, James S. Gammie, MD,** Takashi Nitta, MD, PhD,†† Randall K. Wolf, MD,‡‡, John D.

Type : Internal
SKU : SS-US-0459A-0221-I
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Categories : Procedures, Open Concomitant, AVR, CABG, MVR, TVR
The Five-Box Thoracoscopic Maze Procedure

The Five-Box Thoracoscopic Maze Procedure; John Sirak, Danielle Jones and David Schwartzman; Annals Thoracic Surgery 2010;90:986-989 (MKT-1251B-I) Purpose. Comprehensive treatment of atrial fibrillation requires both compartmentalizationof the posterior left atrium and connecting ablations to the mitral annulus to interruptperimitral macro reentry and to isolate the arrhythmogenic left atrial substrate. We presenta new procedure that compartmentalizes virtually all arrhythmogenic anatomy etiologic inatrial fibrillation, enabling simple verification by demonstration of bidirectional block.

Type : Internal
SKU : SS-US-0433A-0221-I
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Categories : Procedures, MIS, Hybrid TT, Products, Left Atrial Appendage Mgmt (LAAM), AtriClip PRO Devices, RF Ablation Pacing & Sensing, Bipolar RF Clamps, Linear Pens and Probes
Completely thoracoscopic pulmonary vein isolation with ganglionic plexus ablation and left atrial appendage amputation for treatment of atrial fibrillation

Completely thoracoscopic pulmonary vein isolation with ganglionic plexus ablation and left atrial appendage amputation for treatment of atrial fibrillation; Alaaddin Yilmaz a,1, Guillaume S.C. Geuzebroek a,1,*, Bart P. Van Putte a, Lucas V.A. Boersma b, Uday Sonker a, Jacques M.T. De Bakker c, Wim-Jan Van Boven a; European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery xxx (2010) (MKT-796B-I) Objective: Percutaneous catheter pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) has been the preferred choice for invasive treatment of symptomatic, drugrefractory lone atrial fibrillation (AF).

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Categories : Procedures, MIS, Hybrid TT, Products, RF Ablation Pacing & Sensing, Bipolar RF Clamps, Linear Pens and Probes, Soft Tissue Dissection, Devices
The Pathophysiology of thermoablation: optimizing cryoablation

The Pathophysiology of thermoablation: optimizing cryoablation; John G. Baust, Andrew A. Gage, Anthony T. Robilottto, and John M. Baust; Current Opinions Urology 19:127 - 132 (MKT-1362B-G) Background: A minimally invasive surgery for treatment of atrial fibrillation was developed with bilateral pulmonary vein isolation, mapping, and ablation of the ganglionic plexi and excision of the left atrial appendage. A prospective multicenter registry was created to evaluate the outcomes. Methods: The procedure was performed through bilateral minithoracotomies with video assistance.

Type : General
SKU : PE-US-0428A-0221-G
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Categories : Products, Cryo, Cryoablation Probes
Epicardial Cryoablation of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients Undergoing Mitral Valve Surgery

Epicardial Cryoablation of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients Undergoing Mitral Valve Surgery; Eva W-O Berglin; Operative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Vol 9, No 1 (Spring), 2004: pp 59-71 (MKT-1418A-U) In our practice, the Maze III procedure as described by Cox and coworkers, is performed on a strictly selected group of patients referred primarily because of symptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF), nonresponding to antiarrhythmic medication and in 30% with a history of thromboembolic events.

Type : General
SKU : PE-US-0618A-0321-G
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Categories : Procedures, Open Concomitant, AVR, CABG, MVR, TVR
The Maze Procedure for the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation: A minimally invasive approach

The Maze Procedure for the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation: A minimally invasive approach; Niv Ad, M.D.,* and James L. Cox, M.D.; Journal of CARDiac SURGery 2004;19:196-200 (MKT-1312C-I) Objectives: The standard Maze procedure has proven to be extremely effective in curing atrial fibrillation in thousands of patients worldwide. Until now it has required a median sternotomy and cardiopulmonary bypass. In order to simplify the standard approach, a minimally invasive technique was developed. We have recently applied this minimally invasive Maze procedure in 72 patients.

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Categories : Procedures, Open Concomitant, MVR, Products, Cryo, Cryoablation Probes
Efficacy of Methods of Intercostal Nerve Blockadefor Pain Relief After Thoracotomy

Efficacy of Methods of Intercostal Nerve Blockadefor Pain Relief After Thoracotomy ;Frank C. Detterbeck, MD; Annals Thorac Surg 2005;80:1550 –9 (MKT-1464B-I) Athoracotomy is particularly painful, and good pain control is crucial to maximize the ability to cough and breathe. The most common methods of postoperative pain management are systemic narcotics and epidural administration of local anesthetic agents or narcotics. Techniques involving intercostal nerve blockade are used less often, although this may be unjustified.

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Categories : Procedures, cryoA, Products, Cryo, Cryoablation Probes
The molecular basis of cryosurgery

The molecular basis of cryosurgery;JOHN G. BAUST and ANDREW A. GAGE; 2 0 0 5 B J U I N T E R N A T I O N A L | 9 5 , 11 8 7 – 11 91 | doi:10.1111/j.1464-410X.2005.05502 (MKT-1391B-G) Recent molecular research has the potential to substantially broaden the efficacy of cryosurgery, especially in the treatment of tumours. The critical facet of this research is the recognition that apoptosis is a mechanism of cell death in cryogenic injury.

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Myocardial Acute and chronic histological modifications induced by cryoablation

Myocardial Acute and chronic histological modifications induced by cryoablation; E. Manasse, P. Colombo, M. Roncalli, R. Gallotti; European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2000;17:339-340 (MKT-1309A-U)

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Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation Using Argon-Based Cryoablation During Concomitant Cardiac Procedures

Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation Using Argon-Based Cryoablation During Concomitant Cardiac Procedures; Charles A. Mack, Federico Milla, Wilson Ko, Leonard N. Girardi, Leonard Y. Lee, Anthony J. Tortolani, Justin Mascitelli, Karl H. Krieger and O. Wayne Isom; Circulation 2005;112;I-1-I-6 (MKT-1234C-G) Background The development of ablative energy sources has simplified the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) during concomitant cardiac procedures.

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Effects of cryoanalgesia on post-thoracotomy pain and on the structure of intercostal nerves: a human prospective randomized trial and a histological study

Effects of cryoanalgesia on post-thoracotomy pain and on the structure of intercostal nerves: a human prospective randomized trial and a histological study; Narain Moorjani, Fengrui Zhao, Yanchu Tian, Chaoyang Liang, Joseph Kaluba and M. Omar Maiwand (MKT-1463A-U) Objective: The choice of analgesia in the management of post-thoracotomy pain remains controversial. Although several alternative forms of post-thoracotomy analgesia exist, all have their disadvantages.

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Categories : Procedures, cryoA
Intraoperative left atrial ablation (for atrial fibrillation) using a new argon cryocatheter: early clinical experience

Intraoperative left atrial ablation (for atrial fibrillation) using a new argon cryocatheter: early clinical experience; Nicolas Doll, MD, Bob B. Kiaii, MD, Alexander M. Fabricius, Jan Bucerius, MD, Patrick Kornherr, Ralf Krakor, MD, PhD, Jan F. Gummert, MD, PhD, Thomas Walther, MD, PhD, and Friedrich W. Mohr, MD, PhD; Annals Thorac Surg 2003;76:1711–5 (MKT-1233B-U) Purpose. Recently surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation has gained more popularity and presently is being performed in large numbers of patients.

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Lesion-forming technologies for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation

Lesion-forming technologies for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation;David A. Cesario, MD, PhD, Aman Mahajan, MD, PhD, Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PhD; Heart Rhythm, Vol 4, No 3, March Supplement 2007 (MKT-1308A-U) Introduction The ability to safely and effectively treat atrial fibrillation (AF) using catheter-based methods has greatly increased the interest in developing technologies for the management of this arrhythmia.

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