Evaluation of Early and Intermediate Outcomes of Cryo-MazeProcedure for Atrial Fibrillation

Alireza Yaghoubi, Mohsen Rostamzadeh, Masoud Pezeshkian, Rezayat Parvizi & Shahin Imani
Introduction: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia in patients with mitral valve disease affecting 50% of patients undergoing mitral valve surgery, contributing to increased risks of systemic embolization, anticoagulant- related hemorrhage and mortality. The maze procedure is an effective way to treat AF. Over the last several years, cryoablation was substituted for atrial incision in many reports to simplify the maze procedure. However, few studies have been carried out to evaluate...