Box Lesion with Single Radiofrequency Clamp
25 January 2017
02 March 2017
12 April 2017 (eFirst)
We introduce a maneuver to perform the box lesion as a part of Cox maze IV procedure with single radiofrequency clamp. The maneuver entails engaging the right pulmonary veins with the clamp, then advancing the clamp jaws underneath the superior vena cava through the transverse sinus to include the roof and the left pulmonary veins in the clamp. We regularly use this technique for box lesion with desirable transmurality.
Kasra Shaikhrezai: Concept/design, data analysis/interpretation, drafting article.
Cristiano Spadaccio: Critical revision of article, figure and schemes production/organization.
Steven Hunter: Data collection, data analysis/interpretation, approval of article.