Abstract:ObjectiveTo assess heart rhythm and predictive factors associated with sinus rhythm
after one year in patients with rheumatic valve disease undergoing
concomitant surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation. Operative mortality,
survival and occurrence of stroke after one year were also evaluated.MethodsRetrospective longitudinal observational study of 103 patients undergoing
rheumatic mitral valve surgery and ablation of atrial fibrillation using
uni- or bipolar radiofrequency between January 2013 and December …
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