Atrial Fibrillation/Maze Procedure Bibliography

Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD
Publications on the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation
 

  1. Hoenicke EM, Strange RG Jr, Patel H, Prophet GA, Damiano RJ Jr. Initial experience with epicardial radiofrequency ablation catheter in an ovine model: Moving towards an endoscopic Maze Procedure. Surg Forum. 2000;51:79-82.
  2. Creswell LL, Damiano RJ Jr. Postoperative atrial fibrillation: An old problem crying for new solutions. (Editorial) J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2001;121(4):638-641.  
  3. Prasad S, Maniar HS, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr. Transmural epicardial radiofrequency ablation on the beating heart: Progress towards a minimally invasive operation for atrial fibrillation. Surgical Forum. 2001;51:107-108.
  4. Prasad SM, Maniar HS, Moustakidis P, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr. Epicardial ablation on the beating heart: Progress towards an off-pump MAZE procedure. Heart Surg Forum. 2002;5(2):100-104  
  5. Prasad S, Maniar HS, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr. Chronic transmural atrial ablation using bipolar radiofrequency energy on the beating heart. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2002;124:708-713. 
  6. Prasad S, Maniar H, Schuessler R, Damiano R. Bipolar radiofrequency energy ablation on the beating heart: real-time evaluation of electrical isolation and transmurality. J Am Coll Surg. 2002;195(3S):S21.
  7. Prasad SM, Maniar HS, Diodato MD, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr. Physiological consequences of bipolar radiofrequency energy on the atria and pulmonary veins: a chronic animal study. Ann Thorac Surg. 2003;76:836-842.  
  8. Prasad SM, Maniar HS, Camillo CJ, Schuessler RB, Boineau JR, Sundt TM III, Cox JL, Damiano RJ Jr. The Cox-Maze III procedure for atrial fibrillation: Long-term efficacy in patients undergoing lone versus concomitant procedure. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2003;126:1822-1828. 
  9. Damiano RJ Jr. Alternative energy sources for atrial fibrillation: Judging the new technology. Invited Editorial. Ann Thorac Surg. 2003;75:329-330.  
  10. Damiano RJ Jr, Gaynor SL, Bailey M, Prasad S, Cox JL, Boineau JP, Schuessler RP. The long-term outcome of patients with coronary disease and atrial fibrillation undergoing the Cox-Maze procedure. J Thoracic Cardiovasc Surgery. 2003;126:2016-2021.  
  11. Gaynor SL, Ishii Y, Diodato MD, Prasad S, Barnett K, Damiano NR, Wickline SA, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr. Successful performance of the Cox-Maze procedure on the beating heart using bipolar radiofrequency ablation: A feasibility study in animals. Ann Thorac Surg. 2004;78:1671-1677.  
  12. Mokadam NA, Gaynor SL, McCarthy PM, Gillnov AM, Ryan WH, Moon MR, Mack MJ, Prasad SM, Wickline SA, Bailey MS, Barnett KM, Damiano NR, Ishii Y, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr. A prospective multi-center trial of bipolar radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation: Early results. Ann Thorac Surg. 2004;78:1665-1670.  
  13. Gaynor SL*, Diodato MD, Prasad SM, Ishii Y, Schuessler RB, Bailey MS, Damiano NR, Bloch JB, Damiano RJ Jr. A prospective, single center clinical trial of a modified Cox-Maze procedure using bipolar radiofrequency ablation. J. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004;128:535-542. 
  14. Damiano RJ Jr, Gaynor SL. Atrial fibrillation ablation during mitral valve surgery using the AtricureTM device. Operative techniques in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. Op Tech Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004;9:24-33.
  15. Ishii Y, Gleva MJ, Gamache MC, Schuessler RB, Boineau JP, Bailey MS, Damiano RJ Jr. Atrial tachyarrhythmias following the Maze procedure: Incidence and prognosis. Circulation. 2004;110(suppl II):II-164-II-168.  
  16. Damiano RJ Jr, Schuessler RB. Future directions in atrial fibrillation surgery: Moving from an empiric to a mechanistic approach. CTS Net. Posted June, 2004.
  17. Gaynor SL, Schuessler RB, Bailey MS, Ishii Y, Boineau JP, Gleva MJ, Cox JL, Damiano RJ Jr. Surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation: Predictors of late recurrence. J. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005:129:104-111.  
  18. Ishii Y, Schuessler RB, Gaynor SL, Yamada K, Fu AS, Boineau JP, Damiano RJ Jr. Inflammation of the atrium following cardiac surgery is associated with inhomogeneity of atrial conduction and atrial fibrillation. Circulation. 2005;111:28812888.  
  19. Gaynor SL, Byrd GD, Diodato MD, Ishii Y, Lee AM, Prasad SM, Gopal J, Berube D, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr. Dose response curves for microwave ablation in the cardioplegia arrested porcine heart. Heart Surg Forum. 2005:8(5):E331E336.  
  20. Byrd GD, Prasad SM, Ripplinger CM, Cassilly TR, Schuessler RB, Boineau JP, Damiano RJ Jr. Importance of geometry and refractory period in sustaining atrial fibrillation. Circulation. 2005;112(suppl I):I-7-I-13.  
  21. Melby SJ, Lee AM, Damiano RJ Jr. Advances in surgical ablation devices for atrial fibrillation. In: New Arrhythmia Technologies. Naccarelli GV, Rosen MR, Estes III, NAM et al, eds. Blackwell Publishing, Malden, Massachusetts, pp. 233-241, 2005.
  22. Gaynor SL, Byrd GD, Diodato MD, Ishii Y, Lee AM, Prasad SM, Gopal J, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr. Microwave ablation for atrial fibrillation: Dose response curves in the cardioplegia-arrested and beating heart. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006;81:72-77.  
  23. Melby SJ, Zierer A, Kaiser SP, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr. Epicardial microwave ablation on the beating heart for atrial fibrillation: the dependency of lesion depth on cardiac output. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2006;132:355-360.  
  24. Melby SJ, Zierer A, Voeller RK, Lall S, Bailey MS, Moon MR, Huddleston CB, Crabtree TD, Damiano RJ Jr. A new era in the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation: The impact of ablation technology and lesion set on procedural efficacy. Ann Surg. 2006;244:583-592.  
  25. Melby SJ, Kaiser SP, Bailey MS, Zierer A, Voeller RK, Lall SC, Munfakh N, Moon MR, Damiano RJ Jr. Surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation with bipolar radiofrequency ablation: Mid-term results in one hundred consecutive patients. J Cardiovasc Surg. 2006;47:1-6.  
  26. Hogue CW Jr, Palin CA, Kailasam R, Lawton JS, Nassief A, Davla-Roman VG, Thomas B. Damiano RJ Jr. C-Reactive protein levels and atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery in women. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006;82:97-102.
  27. Damiano RJ Jr, Voeller RK. Surgical and minimally invasive ablation for atrial fibrillation. Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine. 2006;8:371-376.
  28. Melby SJ, Gaynor SL, Lubahn JG, Lee AM, Rahgozar P, Caruthers SD, Williams TA, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr. Efficacy and safety of right and left atrial ablations on the beating heart using irrigated bipolar radiofrequency energy: A chronic animal study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2006;132:853-860. 
  29. Damiano RJ Jr, Schuessler RB, Voeller RK. Surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation: A look into the future. 2007 Spring;19(1):39-45.
  30. Lall SC, elby SJ, Voeller RK, Zierer A, Bailey MS, Guthrie TJ, Moon MR, Moazami N, Lawton JS, Damiano RJ Jr. The effect of ablation technology on surgical outcomes after the Cox-maze procedure: a propensity analysis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Feb;133(2):389-96. 
  31. Melby SJ, Zierer A, Bailey MS, Cox JL, Lawton JS, Munfakh N, Crabtree TD, Moazami N, Huddleston CB, Moon MR, Damiano RJ Jr. A new era in the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation: the impact of ablation technology and lesion set on procedural efficacy. Ann Surg. 2006 Oct;244(4):583-92. 
  32. European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA); European Cardiac Arrhythmia Scoiety (ECAS); American College of Cardiology (ACC); American Heart Association (AHA); Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), Calkins H, Brugada J, Packer DL, Cappato R, Chen SA, Crijns HJ, Damiano RJ Jr, Davies DW, Haines DE, Haissaguerre M, Iesaka Y, Jackman W, Jais P, Kottkamp H, Kuck KH, Lindsay BD, Marchlinski FE, McCarthy PM, Mont JL, Morady F, Nademanee K, Natale A, Pappone C, Prystowsky E, Raviele A, Ruskin JN, Shemin RJ. HRS/EHRA/ECAS expert Consensus Statement on catheter and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation: recommendations for personnel, policy, procedures and follow-up. A report of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Task Force on catheter and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation. Heart Rhythm. 2007 Jun;4(6):816-61. Epub 2007 Apr 30. Review. No abstract available. Erratum in: Heart Rhythm. 2009 Jan;6(1):148.
  33. Calkins H, Brugada J, Packer DL, Cappato R, Chen SA, Crijns HJ, Damiano RJ Jr, Davies DW, Haines DE, Haissaguerre M, Iesaka Y, Jackman W, Jais P, Kottkamp H, Kuck KH, Lindsay BD, Marchlinski FE, McCarthy PM, Mont JL, Morady F, Nademanee K, Natale A, Pappone C, Prystowsky E, Raviele A, Ruskin JN, Shemin RJ; Heart Rhythm Society; European Heart Rhythm Association; European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society; American College of Cardiology; American Heart Association; Society of Thoracic Surgeons. HRS/EHRA/ECAS expert consensus statement on catheter and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation: recommendations for personnel, policy, procedures and follow-up. A report of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Task Force on Catheter and Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation developed in partnership with the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) and the European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society (ECAS); in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association (AHA), and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). Endorsed and approved by the governing bodies of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society, the European Heart Rhythm Association, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and the Heart Rhythm Society. Europace. 2007 Jun;9(6):335-79. Erratum in Europace. 2009 Jan;11(1):132. 
  34. Melby SJ, Zierer A, Voeller RK, Lall SC, Bailey MS, Moon MR, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr.  Wide variations in energy delivery using an impedance controlled algorithm in bipolar radiofrequency ablation:  Evidence against fixed time ablation. Innovations (Phila). 2007 Mar; 2(2):67-72. 
  35. Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr. Patient-specific surgical strategy for atrial fibrillation: promises and challenges. Heart Rhythm. 2007 Sep;4(9):1222-4.
  36. Wang Y, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ, Woodard PK, Rudy Y. 30 Noninvasive electrocardiographic imaging (ECGI) of scar-related atypical atrial flutter. Heart Rhythm. 2007 Dec;4(12):1565-7. 
  37. Estes NA 3rd, Damiano RJ Jr. Surgery for atrial fibrillation: current state-of-the-art. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2007 Dec;20(3):57. 
  38. Estes NA 3rd, Damiano RJ Jr. Curing atrial fibrillation: Two decades of progress. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2007 Dec;20(3):127-31. 
  39. Lall SC, Damiano RJ Jr.Surgical ablation devices for atrial fibrillation. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2007 Dec;20(3):73-82. 
  40. Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr. Mechanisms of human atrial fibrillation: Lessons learned from 20 years of atrial fibrillation surgery. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2007 Dec;20(3):59-64.  
  41. Voeller RK, Bailey MS, Zierer A, Lall SC, Sakamoto S, Aubuchon K, Lawton JS, Moazami N, Huddleston CB, Munfakh NA, Moon MR, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr. Isolating the entire posterior left atrium improves surgical outcomes after the Cox maze procedure. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Apr;135(4):870-7. 
  42. Lall SC, Foyil KV, Sakamoto S, Voeller RK, Boineau JP, Damiano RJ Jr, Schuessler RB. Pulmonary vein isolation and the Cox maze procedure only partially denervate the atrium. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Apr;135(4):894-900. 
  43. Melby SJ, Zierer A, Lubahn JG, Bailey MS, Cox JL, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ. NORMAL QUALITY OF LIFE AFTER THE COX MAZE PROCEDURE FOR ATRIAL FIBRILLATION. Innovations (Phila). 2008 May 1;3(3):142-146. 
  44. Melby SJ, Lee AM, Zierer A, Kaiser SP, Livhits MJ, Boineau JP, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr. Atrial fibrillation propagates through gaps in ablation lines: implications for ablative treatment of atrial fibrillation. Heart Rhythm. 2008 Sep;5(9):1296-301. 
  45. Voeller RK, Zierer A, Lall SC, Sakamoto S, Chang NL, Schuessler RB, Moon MR, Damiano RJ Jr. The effects of the Cox maze procedure on atrial function. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Nov;136(5):1257-64, 1264.e1-3.
  46. Sakamoto S, Voeller RK, Melby SJ, Lall SC, Chang NL, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr. Surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation: the efficacy of a novel bipolar pen device in the cardioplegically arrested and beating heart. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Nov;136(5):1295-301.  
  47. Shen J, Bailey MS, Damiano RJ Jr. The surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation. Heart Rhythm. 2009 Aug;6(8 Suppl):S45-50. 
  48. Lee AM, Melby SJ, Damiano RJ Jr. The surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation. Surg Clin North Am. 2009 Aug;89(4):1001-20. x-xi. 
  49. Damiano RJ. Surgical ablation of lone atrial fibrillation on the beating heart: the chaos continues. Europace. 2010 Mar;12(3):297-8. 
  50. Shen J, Lall S, Zheng V, Buckley P, Damiano RJ Jr, Schuessler RB. The persistent problem of new-onset postoperative atrial fibrillation: A single-institution experience over two decades. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Apr 28. [Epub ahead of print] 
  51. Shen J, Bailey M, Damiano RJ. Surgery for Lone Atrial Fibrillation: Present State-of-the-Art. Innovations (Phila). 2009 Oct;4(5):248-255. 
  52. Cuculich PS, Wang Y, Lindsay BD, Faddis MN, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr, Li L, Rudy Y. Noninvasive characterization of epicardial activation in humans with diverse atrial fibrillation patterns. Circulation. 2010 Oct 5;122(14):1364-72. 
  53. Lee AM, Clark K, Bailey MS, Aziz A, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ. A Minimally Invasive Cox-Maze Procedure: Operative Technique and Results. Innovations (Phila). 2010 Jul 1;5(4):281-286. 
  54. Damiano RJ Jr, Schwartz FH, Bailey MS, Maniar HS, Munfakh NA, Moon MR, Schuessler RB. The Cox maze IV procedure: predictors of late recurrence. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Jan;141(1):113-21. 
  55. Weimar T, Bailey MS, Watanabe Y, Marin D, Maniar HS, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr. The Cox-maze IV procedure for lone atrial fibrillation: a single center experience in 100 consecutive patients. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2011 Jun;31(1):47-54. Epub 2011 Feb 22.
  56. Weimar T, Schena S, Bailey MS, Maniar HS, Schuessler RB, Cox JL, Damiano RJ Jr. The cox-maze procedure for lone atrial fibrillation: a single-center experience over 2 decades. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2012 Feb;5(1):8-14. Epub 2011 Nov 17.
  57. Saint LL, Bailey MS, Prasad S, Guthrie TJ, Bell J, Moon MR, Lawton JS, Munfakh NA, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr, Maniar HS. Cox-Maze IV results for patients with lone atrial fibrillation versus concomitant mitral disease. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Mar;93(3):789-94; discussion 794-5. Epub 2012 Feb 2. 
  58. Saint LL, Damiano RJ Jr. Surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation. Mo Med. 2012 Jul-Aug;109(4):281-7. 
  59. Robertson JO, Lawrance CP, Maniar HS, Damiano RJ Jr. Surgical techniques used for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. Circ J. 2013;77(8):1941-51. Epub 2013 Jul 3
  60. Robertson JO, Cuculich PS, Saint LL, Schuessler RB, Moon MR, Lawton J, Damiano RJ, Maniar HS. Predictors and risk of pacemaker implantation after the Cox-maze IV procedure. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jun;95(6):2015-20; discussion 2020-1. Epub 2013 Apr 30. 
  61. Pet M, Robertson JO, Bailey M, Guthrie TJ, Moon MR, Lawton JS, Rinne A, Damiano RJ Jr, Maniar HS. The impact of CHADS2 score on late stroke after the Cox maze procedure. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Jul;146(1):85-9. Epub 2012 Jul 19.
  62. Melby SJ, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr. Ablation technology for the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation. ASAIO J. 2013 Sep-Oct;59(5):461-8.
  63.  Okada S, Weimar T, Moon MR, Schuessler RB, Sinn LA, Damiano RJ, Maniar HS. The impact of previous catheter-based ablation on the efficacy of the Cox-maze IV procedure. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Sep;96(3):786-91; discussion 791. Epub 2013 Aug 2. 
  64. Saint LL, Damiano RJ Jr, Cuculich PS, Guthrie TJ, Moon MR, Munfakh NA, Maniar HS. Incremental risk of the Cox-maze IV procedure for patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing mitral valve surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Nov;146(5):1072-7. Epub 2013 Aug 30. 
  65. Lawrance CP, Henn MC, Miller JR, Sinn LA, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr. Comparison of the stand-alone Cox-Maze IV procedure to the concomitant Cox-Maze IV and mitral valve procedure for atrial fibrillation. Ann Cardiothorac Surg. 2014 Jan;3(1):55-61. 
  66. Robertson JO, Saint LL, Leidenfrost JE, Damiano RJ Jr. Illustrated techniques for performing the Cox-Maze IV procedure through a right mini-thoracotomy.Ann Cardiothorac Surg. 2014 Jan;3(1):105-16.
  67. Lawrance CP, Henn MC, Miller JR, Sinn LA, Schuessler RB, Maniar HS, Damiano RJ Jr. A minimally invasive Cox maze IV procedure is as effective as sternotomy while decreasing major morbidity and hospital stay. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Sep;148(3):955-61; discussion 962-2. Epub 2014 Jun 6
  68. Robertson JO, Lee AM, Voeller RK, Damiano MS, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ. Quantification of the functional consequences of atrial fibrillation and surgical ablation on the left atrium using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2014 Oct;46(4):720-8. Epub 2014 Feb 11. 
  69. Lawrance CP, Henn MC, Damiano RJ Jr. Surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation: techniques, indications, and results. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2014 Nov 11. [Epub ahead of print] 
  70. Damiano RJ Jr. Why do most patients with atrial fibrillation referred for other cardiac surgery not receive concomitant ablation? A plea for a more aggressive surgical approach. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Dec;148(6):3034-3035. Epub 2014 Oct 23.