This video illustrates the epicardial part of the convergent procedure with application of a left atrial appendage clip all through a left thoracoscopic approach.
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June 15, 2021
May 27, 2021
This month's update on the economical and general aspects of the ROOBY-FS trial. The conclusion (on no impact of de novo post-CABG AF on the incidence of stroke nor the 5 year expenditure ) challenges many hitherto perceptions on this frequent compication of coronary surgery.
May 21, 2021
A large RCT concluding that 'surgical occlusion of the left atrial appendage provides additional protection against stroke when added to anticoagulation.' A number of limitations are briefly discussed. Findings are interesting in that absolute absence of surgical complications has been declared.
May 20, 2021
This video will present a novel way to perform totally endoscopic, epicardial beating heart surgical ablation along with advanced epi-endocardial mapping in a hybrid setting.
May 19, 2021
This video demonstrates the Cox-Maze IV procedure for surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation via median sternotomy.
May 18, 2021
The development and evolution of the Cox Maze procedure is discussed by Patrick McCarthy, MD.
May 14, 2021
This video demonstrates a novel non-atriotomy epicardial approach to the maze procedure with intraoperative testing.
Minimally Invasive Approach to Left Atrial Wall Ablation (Convergent Procedure) and Left Atrial Appendage Clip Ligation
February 9, 2021
This video outlines the operative set-up and minimally invasive approach to left atrial wall ablation (Convergent procedure) and left atrial appendage clip ligation for patients with persistent atrial fibrillation.
October 4, 2020
The authors are concerned about the 'deaths at home' having the greatest contribution to the excess of acute cardiovascular deaths in that period of the recent epidemic, AND LOCKDOWN in England and Wales.
October 1, 2020
Death from cardiovascular causes, stroke, or hospitalization with worsening of heart failure or acute coronary syndrome was reduced (P=0.005) by early pharmacogical or inteventional ablation for fast response-atrial fibrillation in a small German RCT.