Tag: ablation

Ganglionic plexi – Are surgeons missing a trick?

Mark LaMeir of University Hospital Brussels, Belgium discusses cardiac innervation in relation to atrial fibrillation. Ganglionic plexi ablation is described.

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Lone AF surgery – Results of hybrid approach

Mark La Meir of University Hospital Brussels, Belgium discusses the indications for and issues with a hybrid approach to atrial fibrillation surgery.

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Energy source options and optimal ablation patterns

Manuel Castella of Cirugia Cardiovascular Hospital Clínic, University of Barcelona, Spain discusses different strategies to achieve a satisfactory outcome in atrial fibrillation surgery.

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Measuring AF ablation success

M O’Neill (London, UK) considers how best to measure the success of ablation therapy for atrial fibrillation.

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How can surgeons deal with lone atrial fibrillation?

Malcolm Dalrymple-Hay of Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, UK considers some of the practicalities of setting up a surgical lone atrial fibrillation programme.

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Atrial fibrillation in context – discussion

This is a panel discussion following presentations on the use of ablation procedures in the treatment of atrial fibrillation.

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Evolution of Maze procedure

J Cox (St Louis, USA) recounts the development of the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation up to the Maze-IV and hybrid procedures.

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Future of atrial ablation surgery

J Cox (St Louis, USA) considers the evidence for ablation in atrial fibrillation treatment, to help inform what the future management might be.

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Atrial fibrillation ablation devices

M Dalrymple-Hay (Plymouth, UK) describes devices available and their mechanisms of action in atrial fibrillation ablation surgery.

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Future of lone AF ablation techniques – discussion

The panel discuss various aspects of ablation for lone atrial fibrillation.

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Unilateral VATS ablation in hybrid AF treatment

G Bisleri (Brescia, Italy) discusses unilateral thoracoscopic ablation in hybrid atrial fibrillation treatment, with a video demonstration of the surgical technique.

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Hybrid ablation of lone atrial fibrillation

M La Meir (Maastricht, Netherlands) considers aspects of hybrid approaches to lone atrial fibrillation.

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Lone AF laparoscopic convergent procedure

B Gersak (Ljubljana, Slovenia) describes a convergent (hybrid) procedure via a sub-xiphoid approach for the treatment of permanent atrial fibrillation.

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VATS lone atrial fibrillation ablation future

M Castella (Barcelona, Spain) reviews the results of the FAST study, considers reasons for failure and looks at techniques to improve the results of surgical ablation.

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My approach to Cox IV Cryoablation on bypass

N Ad (Virginia, USA) discusses his approach to the cryosurgical Cox Maze procedure. He describes procedural steps and shares clinical data.

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Concomitant AF ablation AMAZE trial

S Nashef (Cambridge, UK) summarises the development of atrial fibrillation ablation techniques before explaining the aims of the AMAZE trial.

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VATS AF ablation programme

N Davidson (Manchester, UK) covers minimally invasive procedures in the treatment of atrial arrhythmias, emphasising the benefits of an integrated approach.

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VATS AF ablation

M Castella (Barcelona, Spain) uses a number of video clips to help explain his approach to minimally invasive atrial fibrillation surgery.

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