Tag: atrial-fibrillation

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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LA appendage closure evidence

J Dunning (Middlesbrough, UK) looks at the evidence for left atrial appendage closure in the management of atrial fibrillation.

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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 epidemiology and commissioning

D Connelly (Glasgow, UK) reviews the epidemiology of atrial fibrillation with a view to informing the commissioning of services.

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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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Concomitant AF ablation during minimally-invasive mitral valve surgery

Joseph Zacharias of the Lancashire Cardiac Centre, Blackpool, UK gives an overview of the evidence for the use of ablation for atrial fibrillation in minimal access mitral valve surgery. He demonstrates his use of cryoablation and reviews his results.

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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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Atrial fibrillation cryoablation outcomes

D Aktuerk (Coventry, UK) presents single surgeon outcomes of cryoablation for atrial fibrillation.

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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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Advances in LA appendage management

S Benussi (Milan, Italy) demonstrates the use of newer devices for left atrial appendage occlusion.

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LA appendage surgical options

S Salzberg (Zurich, Switzerland) explains the benefits of surgical left atrial appendage occlusion in the management of atrial fibrillation, demonstrating the differing devices available.

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