The surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation. I. Summary of the current concepts of the mechanisms of atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation

J. L. Cox, R. B. Schuessler, J. P. Boineau

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Abstract

Atrial fibrillation is a common arrhythmia that is frequently resistant to medical therapy and has no satisfactory surgical therapy. The development of an effective surgical procedure to treat atrial fibrillation has been hampered by the paucity of clinically relevant information on the basic mechanisms responsible for the arrhythmia. This paper summarizes the current concepts of the electrophysiologic abnormalities in atrial flutter and fibrillation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)402-405
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume101
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991

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