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Thoracoscopic Epicardial Radiofrequency Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation: Commentary
  1. Marc Gillinov (gillinom{at}ccf.org)
  1. Cleveland Clinic Foundation, United States
    1. Tomislav Mihaljevic
    1. Cleveland Clinic Foundation, United States

      Abstract

      Thoracoscopic epicardial radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) is a new, minimally invasive surgical approach to treat AF. Because this procedure was developed only recently, there is little data documenting results of this new treatment. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has provided a guidance document concerning thoracoscopic epicardial radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF). Key components of this document include 1) Indications and current treatments, 2) Outline of the procedure, 3) Reviews of efficacy and safety, and 4) Guidance concerning appropriate application of the procedure.

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