Track topics on Twitter Track topics that are important to you
The purpose of this study is to determine the feasability of a new epicardial and minimal invasive ablation technique of the left atrium isolating the pulmonary veins for prevention of atrial fibrillation recurrences in patients with antiarrhythmic drug refractory lone atrial fibrillation.
Atrial fibrillation is a major health problem.Despite adequate treatment of underlying heart disease, rhythm control is unsuccessful in almost half of patients, also in patients with lone atrial fibrillation.If patients remain highly symptomatic, a non-pharmacological approach may be considered including pulmonary vein isolation and Cox maze III surgery. Maze III surgery has high succes rates, however it includes major cardiac surgery with substantial risk of complications. New surgical strategies for symptomatic lone atrial fibrillation focus on minimal invasive off-pump procedures omitting cardiopulmonary bypass (and thus lowering the complication rate), while taking advantage of an easier approach to the ablation site and a shorter procedure time. Epicardial surgical ablation isolating pulmonary veins by high intensity focused ultrasound performed off-pump by Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)may be a promising treatment option. In this pilot study, we aim to study the feasibility of this new surgical ablation approach in patients with lone atrial fibrillation.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
ablation of pulmonary veins by video assisted thoracic surgery
University Medical Center Groningen
Active, not recruiting
University Medical Centre Groningen
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:39:36-0400
In this study we are going to compare the effectiveness of robot assisted thoracic surgery (RATS) with video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) in case of lung cancer. The perioperative cir...
Intercostal nerve block, performed under the guidance of videoscope, is a part of standard anesthesia procedures for patients receiving Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgeries. In this double-bl...
To evaluate workflow and outcomes of iVATS and standard VATS for small pulmonary nodules. The outcomes of the patients will be evaluated separately as there will be no direct comparison of...
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) provides an opportunity to penetrate the thoracic cavity by video through an incision into the chest wall and facilitate surgical operation of l...
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for thoracic surgery is practical, has been shown to reduce postoperative discomfort, and has improved cosmetic results when compare to open tho...
Data on robotic-assisted surgical atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation in patients undergoing mitral valve (MV) surgeries are lacking. This study aimed to evaluate early and late outcomes following robot...
Pulmonary veins (PV) are often the trigger to atrial fibrillation (AF). Occasionally, left PVs converge on a common trunk (LCT) providing a simpler structure for catheter ablation.
Mechanical trauma occurring during pulmonary resection through both video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) or thoracotomy causes profound alterations in cytokines and the cellular network. The aim of ...
To report our institutional experience with radiotracer-assisted localization of lung nodules (RALN) in combination with uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (UVATS).
The most efficient first-time invasive treatment, for achieving sinus rhythm, in symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation has not been established. We aimed to compare percutaneous catheter and vide...
Endoscopic surgery of the pleural cavity performed with visualization via video transmission.
Endoscopic surgical procedures performed with visualization via video transmission. When real-time video is combined interactively with prior CT scans or MRI images, this is called image-guided surgery (see SURGERY, COMPUTER-ASSISTED).
A surgical specialty concerned with diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the heart, lungs, and esophagus. Two major types of thoracic surgery are classified as pulmonary and cardiovascular.
Surgical procedures conducted with the aid of computers. This is most frequently used in orthopedic and laparoscopic surgery for implant placement and instrument guidance. Image-guided surgery interactively combines prior CT scans or MRI images with real-time video.
Surgery performed on the thoracic organs, most commonly the lungs and the heart.
Pulmonary relating to or associated with the lungs eg Asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, COPD, Cystic Fibrosis, Influenza, Lung Cancer, Pneumonia, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Sleep Disorders etc Follow and track Lung Cancer News ...
Clinical Approvals Clinical Trials Drug Approvals Drug Delivery Drug Discovery Generics Drugs Prescription Drugs In the fields of medicine, biotechnology and pharmacology, drug discovery is the process by which drugs are dis...
Within medicine, nutrition (the study of food and the effect of its components on the body) has many different roles. Appropriate nutrition can help prevent certain diseases, or treat others. In critically ill patients, artificial feeding by tubes need t...