Replay of: Curative Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation uses Minimally Invasive Technique Without Sternal Incision
Surgeons and Electro-physiologists debate new Atrial Fibrillation
Cincinnati- Nationally recognized
surgeons and cardiologists debated the merits of a new, innovative procedure
to treat Atrial Fibrillation (AF) with minimally invasive techniques
via the Internet at 12 noon on Tuesday, November 16, 2004.
University Hospital, Cincinnati
Drs. Randall K. Wolf, professor of surgery and biomedical engineering at the University of Cincinnati, and his colleague Dr. E. William Schneeberger, associate professor of surgery, demonstrated this new procedure and lead a discussion of its merits with noted electrophysiology cardiologists, Dr. Warren Jackman, professor of medicine at University of Oklahoma and Dr. Richard Henthorn of Greater Cincinnati Cardiovascular Consultants.
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Atrial Fibrillation Procedure
Drs. Wolf and Schneeberger developed this "mini-MAZE" procedure with Atricure (West Chester, OH) over the past several years. This procedure has been proven effective to cure AF without making a sternal incision-usually 7 inches long in the middle of the chest-without opening the breast bone and without using the heart-lung machine.