Thoracoscopic pulmonary vein isolation after previous percutaneous atrial septal defect closure

Noriyuki Matsutani, Richard Lee, Jennifer O'Leary

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Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the main cause of morbidity among patients over 40 years of age with atrial septal defect (ASD). The closure of ASD in older patients does not decrease the occurrence of AF.1-3 However, percutaneous ASD closure devices eliminate the possibility of a transseptal approach for future catheter-based procedures such as AF ablation. Epicardial pulmonary vein isolation with a bipolar radiofrequency clamp has been shown to be a safe and effective practice in surgical treatment of AF.4,5 More recently, this technology has been utilized in a minimally invasive approach through bilateral thoracotomies. We present the case of a thoracoscopic-assisted pulmonary vein isolation on a patient with an atrial septal occlusion device.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)727-728
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Atrial Heart Septal Defects
Pulmonary Veins
Atrial Fibrillation
Equipment and Supplies
Thoracotomy
Catheters
Technology
Morbidity
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Thoracoscopic pulmonary vein isolation after previous percutaneous atrial septal defect closure. / Matsutani, Noriyuki; Lee, Richard; O'Leary, Jennifer.

In: Journal of Cardiac Surgery, Vol. 23, No. 6, 01.11.2008, p. 727-728.

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