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Adenosine administration during hybrid atrial fibrillation ablation to test dormant pulmonary vein conduction

of interest AtriCure. Mark La Meir and Laurent Pison are consultant for Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative C o m m o n s A t t r i b u t i o n 4 . 0 I n t e r n a

Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Resection of a Giant Bulla in Vanishing Lung Syndrome: case report and a short literature review

A 36-year-old Caucasian man was admitted to our hospital with acute onset of left-sided chest pain. Computed Tomography confirmed the presence of a giant bulla on the apex of the lower lobe of the left lung. A video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) with bullectomy was performed using two linear endostaplers. Additionally pleurectomy was performed. No serious complications...

Does sinus rhythm conversion after cardiac surgery affect postoperative health- related quality of life?

Background We investigated the impact and the predictive value of sinus rhythm at 12 months (SR 12 ) on subscales of three different HrQoL questionnaires: SF-36., EuroQoL and MFI 20. Methods Data of 125 cardiac surgery patients with pre-operative AF from our previous randomized trial were used. Based on their rhythm outcome patients were divided in two groups: SR 12 or AF at 12...

Contact forces during hybrid atrial fibrillation ablation: an in vitro evaluation

Conflict of interest Prof. Mark La Meir is a consultant for Atricure. The other authors declare that they have no competing interests. Source of financial support Funding for this research was granted by

The hybrid approach for the surgical treatment of lone atrial fibrillation: One-year results employing a monopolar radiofrequency source

BackgroundThe hybrid technique combines a mono or bilateral epicardial approach with a percutaneous endocardial ablation in a single-step procedure. We present our early results with this technique employing a monopolar radiofrequency source through a right thoracoscopy in patients with lone atrial fibrillation (LAF).MethodsBetween June 2009 and December 2010 nineteen consecutive...

Minimally invasive thoracoscopic hybrid treatment of lone atrial fibrillation: early results of monopolar versus bipolar radiofrequency source

We compare results of a hybrid monopolar vs. a hybrid bipolar thoracoscopic approach employing radiofrequency (RF) sources for the surgical treatment of lone atrial fibrillation (LAF). From January 2008 to June 2010, 19 patients (35.1%) underwent RF monopolar/monolateral RF ablation, whereas 35 (64.9%) had RF bipolar/bilateral thoracoscopic ablation. One-year time-related...