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Increased number of cerebral emboli during percutaneous endocardial pulmonary vein isolation versus a thoracoscopic epicardial approach.

Authors
  • Sauren, Loes D
  • la Meir, Mark
  • de Roy, Luc
  • Pison, Laurent
  • van der Veen, Frederik H
  • Mess, Werner H
  • Crijns, Harry J
  • Maessen, Jos G
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2009
Volume
36
Issue
5
Pages
833–837
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejcts.2009.05.004
PMID: 19592268
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Cerebral micro-emboli during epicardial ablation are almost absent when compared to the thousands of emboli measured during percutaneous endocardial ablation.

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