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The Factors Affecting Rhythm Control for Cryoablation of Atrial Fibrillation in Mitral Valve Surgery.
Braz J Cardiovasc Surg ; 34(5): 525-534, 2019 12 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31719006


To evaluate the factors impacting on the conversion to sinus rhythm and on the postoperative rhythm findings in the six-month follow-up period of a mitral valve surgery combined with cryoablation Cox-Maze III procedure, in patients with atrial fibrillation.


In this study, we evaluated 80 patients who underwent structural valve disease surgery in combination with cryoablation. Indications for the surgical procedures were determined in the patients according to the presence of rheumatic or non-rheumatic structural disorders in the mitral valve as evaluated by echocardiography. Cox-Maze III procedure and left atrial appendix closure were applied.


The results of receiver operating characteristics analysis indicated that the rate of conversion to the sinus rhythm was significantly higher in patients with left atrial diameters ≥ 45.5 mm and with ejection fraction (EF) ≥ 48.5%. However, the statistical differences disappeared in the sixth month. Thromboembolic (TE) events were seen only in three patients in the early period and no more TE events occurred in the six-month follow-up period.


The EF and the preoperative left atrial diameter were determined to be the factors impacting on the conversion to sinus rhythm in patients who underwent mitral valve surgery in combination with cryoablation. Mitral valve surgery in combination with ablation for atrial fibrillation does not affect mortality and morbidity in the experienced health centers; however, it remains controversial whether it will provide additional health benefits to the patients compared to those who underwent only mitral valve surgery.





Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Assunto principal: Fibrilação Atrial / Implante de Prótese de Valva Cardíaca / Criocirurgia / Frequência Cardíaca / Valva Mitral Aspecto clínico: Diagnóstico / Etiologia / Prognóstico Limite: Adulto / Feminino / Humanos / Masculino / Meia-Idade Idioma: Inglês Revista: Braz J Cardiovasc Surg Assunto da revista: Angiologia / Cardiologia Ano de publicação: 2019 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: Turquia