The video demonstrates the technique for performing the FDA approved Convergent Procedure to treat persistent and long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation
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November 23, 2021
November 18, 2021
The video provides insights into career opportunities and choices, and the evolution to advanced surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation.
June 15, 2021
This video illustrates the epicardial part of the convergent procedure with application of a left atrial appendage clip all through a left thoracoscopic approach.
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.