Mini-partial heart autotransplantation: a different way to perform the Cox-maze III.

Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery

PubMedID: 25956756

García-Villarreal OA. Mini-partial heart autotransplantation: a different way to perform the Cox-maze III. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2015;.
The Cox-maze III procedure is the gold standard for the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation. Because of its complexity, this procedure has not been widely accepted by cardiac surgeons. We describe a technique that allows one to work on the mitral valve while more safely performing the standard 'cut-and-sew' Cox-maze III procedure at the same time.