Thoracoscopic Biatrial Ablation Using Bipolar Frequency
In this video, we present a 74 year old male who underwent a thoracoscopic biatrial ablation procedure with bipolar frequency. His past cardiac history was significant for a 3 year history of atrial fibrillation and multiple failed cardioversions.
Preoperative TTE: EF 65%, biatrial enlargement, mild MR.
Cardiac cath: No significant CAD, right dominant.
Result: Converted to NSR post operatively and remains in NSR 3 months post op.
Totally thoracoscopic left atrial Maze: standardized, effective and safe
Guillaume S.C. Geuzebroek, Mohamed Bentala, Sander G. Molhoek, Johannes C. Kelder, Jeroen Schaap, Bart P. Van Putte
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery, Volume 22, Issue 3, March 2016, Pages 259–264, https://doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivv358
van Laar C, Kelder J, van Putte BP. The totally thoracoscopic maze procedure for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2017 Jan;24(1):102-111. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivw311. Epub 2016 Sep 23. PMID: 27664426.