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Objective: Our aim was to evaluate sinus rhythm restoration and its failure predictors after one-stage application of surgical radiofrequency ablation, left atrial reduction and mitral valve correction. Methods: This is a prospective longitudinal cohort study with historical controls. Patients were divided into 2 groups according to the performed type of operation — the main group included patients undergone one-stage mitral valve correction, surgical radiofrequency ablation and left atrial atrioplasty (n =47); and the control group consisted of patients undergone only mitral valve correction (n =76). Surgical radiofrequency ablation was performed under the scheme Maze-IV. Left atrial atrioplasty procedure was performed according to echocardiography data: if in women LA antero-posterior dimensions were more than 4.7 cm and in men more than 5.2 cm. Results: The study included 123 patients. In the main group (age of the patients 61.0±9.1 years, 55% male) sinus rhythm restoration was observed in 32 (68%) patients during the early postoperative period, but at the time of discharge it reduced to 19 (40%), but in 6 months it increased up to 37 (78%), and in 36 months sinus rhythm already was detected in 40 (85%) patients. At the same time, during the early postoperative period in the control group (patients aged 59.0±11.0 years, 61% male) only 31 (40%) of patients had sinus rhythm, in 6 months it was detected in 11 (14%) cases, and in 36 months sinus rhythm – only in 28 (37%) patients. Predictors of atrial fibrillation recurrence were revealed: valve disease continuance <4 years (p =0.017) and atrial fibrillation history <3 years (p =0.029). Conclusion: One-stage performing of mitral valve correction, surgical radiofrequency ablation and left atrial atrioplasty restores and maintains more regular sinus rhythm, even in presence of atrial fibrillation recurrence predictors.



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S. D. Joshibayev

Research Clinical Center of Cardiac Surgery and Transplantation, Taraz city, Kazakhstan

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доктор медицинских наук, профессор, директор Научно-клинического центра
кардиохирургии и трансплантологии
Адрес: 080000, Республика Казахстан, Тараз, ул. Абая, д. 196/1, тел.: +7 (7262) 54-28-00


B. A. Bolatbekov

Research Clinical Center of Cardiac Surgery and Transplantation, Taraz city, Kazakhstan
International Kazakh-Turkish University, Turkestan city, Kazakhstan


врач-кардиохирург, старший научный сотрудник кардиохирургического отделения
Научно-клинического центра кардиохирургии и трансплантологии, докторант международного казахско-турецкого университета
Адрес: 080000, Республика Казахстан, Тараз, ул. Абая, д. 196/1, тел.: +7 (7262) 54-28-00



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