Atrial fibrillation ablation methods can be divided into two categories, one is catheter ablation technique, and the other is ablation techn
Atrial fibrillation ablation methods can be divided into two categories, one is catheter ablation technique, and the other is ablation technique in cardiac surgery (two). For a long time, catheter ablation for the treatment of patients with severe do not adapt to the crowd as the organic heart disease and paroxysmal idiopathic atrial fibrillation ablation, surgical indications for valvular heart disease, coronary heart disease, congenital heart disease and other organic heart disease based on concurrent atrial fibrillation. However, with the development of minimally invasive cardiac surgery, the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation is breaking through the scope of the original indications, extending to the field of isolated and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.
Minimally invasive ablation with small incision, and the application of advanced energy ablation device, for epicardial ablation in the heart beating, the utility model has the advantages of less injury, fast and accurate operation, less complications and good curative effect for patients. At present, the technology has been reported in minimally invasive ablation ablation (RF WolfMini-maze dry, DryRadiofrequency), robot assisted irrigated radiofrequency ablation (IrrigatedRadiofrequency) surgery, microwave ablation and high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation surgery. From the concept of treatment, technical difficulty, carry out the clinical treatment time, the number of cases, long-term curative effect and application feasibility evaluation, WolfMini-maze ablation assisted by thoracoscopy should be representative for the treatment of atrial fibrillation ablation is a minimally invasive technique.