Complications after Atrial Fibrillation Surgery

Anson M. Lee, Ralph J. Damiano

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComplications in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationAvoidance and Treatment: Second Edition
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781405181037
StatePublished - Oct 5 2009


  • Atrial fibrillation surgery complications
  • Atrial mechanical dysfunction
  • Atrial-esophageal fistula
  • Bipolar RF-energy between jaws of clamp without significant thermal spread
  • Coronary artery injuries
  • Cox-Maze (CM) procedure and surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF)
  • Early atrial arrhythmias
  • Late recurrent atrial fibrillation
  • Sinus node dysfunction and chronotropic incompetence
  • Unipolar radiofrequency (RF), cryothermy, microwave, and laser energy

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