Publisher: Academic Press
Year of Publication: 2017
Author(s) : Zemlin, Philpott, Damiano
Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation: A Comprehensive Guide to Performing the Cox-Maze IV Procedure is the first all-inclusive description of this rapidly growing surgery, setting the standard in the field. The Cox-Maze IV procedure is a complex surgery, and its success depends critically on correct execution. With FDA approval, the first RF ablation device for treatment of the Cox-Maze IV procedure has become more important than ever to combine scientific information for the procedure with its connection to human application.
This comprehensive text provides step-by-step instructions from an experienced Cox-Maze IV surgeon and is written in the style of a mentor advising his mentee in the operating room. It contains over a dozen lessons described in detail, with illustrations, photographs, and a discussion of possible complications and appropriate ways to deal with them.
Additionally, it describes the sequencing for the surgeries that are typically performed concomitant with the Cox-Maze IV procedure, determining the optimal way of combining surgeries. It is appropriate for cardiac surgeons, fellows in cardiac surgery, medical students inclined toward cardiac surgery, and cardiology researchers.
• Offers access to video clips that show the steps of the Maze procedure, the techniques involved, and the pitfalls that need to be avoided
• Includes coverage of post-procedure management of patients, including assessment, patient follow-up, typical complications, and participation in outcome databases
• Provides a detailed discussion of the different energy sources used for the procedure
• Presents guidelines for sequencing and/or combining concomitant surgeries