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Strategies in the surgical management of atrial fibrillation

Abstract:

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with substantial morbidity, mortality, and economic burden and confers a lifetime risk of up to 25. Current medical management involves thromboembolism prevention, rate, and rhythm control. An increased understanding of AF pathophysiology has led to enhanced pharmacological and medical therapies; however this is often limited by toxicity, variable symptom control, and inability to modulate the atrial substrate. Surgical AF ablation has been available sin...

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10.4061/2011/439312

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Harling, L More by this author
Athanasiou, T More by this author
Ashrafian, H More by this author
Kourliouros, A More by this author
Journal:
Cardiology Research and Practice
Volume:
1
Issue:
1
Publication date:
2011
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EISSN:
2090-0597
URN:
uuid:b01dbfcb-39b9-4cad-b920-61cc6e86e5bc
Source identifiers:
179862
Local pid:
pubs:179862
Language:
English

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