Unilateral Left-sided Thoracoscopic Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation

B. Maesen*, M. La Meir

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Thoracoscopic surgical ablation has evolved into a valid and effective treatment option, especially in patients with more persistent forms of atrial fibrillation. A significant part of this development is due to the capability of biparietal bipolar radiofrequency clamps to create long-lasting transmural lesions. To date, all commercially available bipolar clamps require a bilateral thoracoscopic approach. Here, we describe the surgical technique of a unilateral left-sided thoracoscopic approach for surgical atrial fibrillation ablation on the beating heart.Copyright © 2020 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E63-E66
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2020

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