A minimally invasive all-in-one approach for patients with left anterior descending artery disease and atrial fibrillation

Bart Maesen*, Mark La Meir, Justin Luermans, Patrique Segers

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The efficacy and safety of thoracoscopic atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation and minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass grafting have been previously reported. Herein, we describe the successful combination of both procedures in a high-risk patient with symptomatic drug-refractory paroxysmal AF and a proximal left main stenosis. This innovative procedure offers patients an all-in-one, truly minimally invasive approach to treat AF and left anterior descending artery disease. Based on our initial experience, the procedure is safe and feasible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)803-805
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2020


  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Ablation
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Minimally invasive
  • Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass grafting

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