Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Print version ISSN 0102-7638
GREGORI JR, Francisco et al. Successful combined operation for mitral insufficiency and atrial fibrillation in a 12 year-old patient. Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc [online]. 1996, vol.11, n.2, pp.123-125. ISSN 0102-7638. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-76381996000200011.
A combined mitral reconstructive surgery and Cox-maze operation without cryoablagao was performed in a 12-year-old female patient for the correction of a rheumatic mitral insufficiency and chronic atrial fibrillation. One year postoperative the patient was assymptomatic, in sinusal rhythm and no murmurs were observed. The Doppler echocardiogram showed an important reduction of the left atrial diameter and the cardiac catheterism confirmed an effective atrial systole.
Keywords : Atrial fibrillation [surgery]; Mitral valve insufficiency [surgery]; Rheumatic heart disease [surgery]; Cox operation.