Manual of Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

Manual of Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

Editor(s): Hauw T. Sie, Giuseppe D'Ancona, Fabio Bartolozzi, Willem P. Beukema, Donald B. Doty

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405140324

Online ISBN: 9780470696354

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696354

About this Book

In recent years, a myriad of surgical protocols have been developed to manage atrial fibrillation, increasing the confusion over which are the most effective approaches. This timely book presents a multidisciplinary, international team of authorities who have reviewed the evidence in order to establish which surgical approaches should be used under which circumstances.

Divided into five parts, the book not only explores surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation, it also offers a complete understanding of its underlying causes:


  • Anatomy, Pathophysiology, and Electrophysiologic Basis of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Surgical Approach to Atrial Fibrillation: The Cox-Maze Procedure
  • Modifications of the Cox-Maze, Use of Alternative Surgical Patterns, and Energy Sources
  • The Invasive Cardiologist Approach
  • Perioperative Complications, Reporting Results, and Statistical Analysis

With its clear presentation and analysis of the current findings in surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation, this book points the way towards a scientific approach for the surgical cure of atrial fibrillation and is essential reading for all cardiac surgeons.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Anatomy, Pathophysiology, and Electrophysiologic Basis of Atrial Fibrillation

    1. Chapter 5

      Electrophysiological Basis of Atrial Fibrillation (pages 49–71)

      Sander Verheule, Thomas van Brakel, Erik Harks, Maura Greiser and Maurits Allessie

    2. Chapter 6

      Pulmonary and Thoracic Vein Sources: The Focal Theory of Atrial Fibrillation (pages 73–85)

      Prashanthan Sanders, Mélèze Hocini, Pierre Jaïs, Yoshihide Takahashi, Thomas Rostock, Fréderic Sacher, Anders Jonsson, Martin Rotter, Li-Fern Hsu and Michel Haïssaguerre

  2. Part II: Surgical Approach to Atrial Fibrillation

  3. Part III: Modifications of the Cox-Maze, Use of Alternative Surgical Patterns, and Energy Sources

    1. Chapter 12

      Radiofrequency Modified Maze Surgery for Chronic Atrial Fibrillation and Concomitant Cardiac Surgery: Zwolle Experience (pages 143–153)

      Hauw T. Sie, Willem P. Beukema, Arif Elvan, Hacer Sen, Anand Ramdat Misier, Giuseppe D'Ancona and Fabio Bartolozzi

  4. Part IV: The Invasive Cardiologist Approach

  5. Part V: Perioperative Complications, Reporting Results, and Statistical Analysis

    1. Chapter 20

      Perioperative Complications During Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation: Tips and Pitfalls (pages 235–244)

      Nicolas Doll, Alexander M. Fabricius, Virginia Dietel, Piotr Suwalski, Thomas Walther, Jan F. Gummert and Friedrich W. Mohr

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