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Right atrial reduction plasty associated with the cox-maze procedure.

Authors
  • Kim, Jong Hun1
  • Choi, Jong Bum1
  • Kuh, Ja Hong1
  • 1 Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Chonbuk National University Medical School, and Research Institute of Clinical Medicine of Chonbuk National University and Biomedical Research Institute of Chonbuk National University Hospital, Jeonju, South Korea. , (North Korea)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2015
Volume
30
Issue
6
Pages
544–546
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/jocs.12542
PMID: 25854830
Source
Medline
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

We performed a right atrial reduction plasty combined with the Cox-maze procedure in a patient with a giant right atrium and permanent atrial fibrillation. The reduction plasty involved excisions of the redundant atrial wall along two ablation lines of the maze procedure, and excision of the redundant thin septum primum. This procedure achieved a 60% dimension reduction and an 80% volume reduction. The reduced atrial size and sinus rhythm were maintained after 3.5 years. © 2015 The Authors. Journal of Cardiac Surgery published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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