oa Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Surgical cure of atrial flutter
|Article Title||Surgical cure of atrial flutter|
|© Publisher:||Clinics Cardive Publishing|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Journal of Africa|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Feb 1996|
|Pages||22 - 24|
|Keyword(s)||Atrial fibrillation, Atrial flutter, Atrial septal defect, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic surgery, Case report, Clinical manifestation and Treatment|
Atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation are associated with palpitations, impaired haemodynamics and a risk of thrombo-embolism, all of which can be corrected by a new surgical procedure. Cox's maze procedure was used to correct surgically a symptomatic paroxysmal atrial flutter in a 31-year-old woman who required closure of a secundum atrial septal defect. Six months postoperatively, she remains asymptomatic in normal sinus rhythm on no medication.
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