Study by Dr. João Breda receives award at the V Integrated Cardiovascular Repair Workshop 2010
The study of the Brazilian cardiovascular surgeon João Roberto Breda, Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at Faculty of Medicine of ABC, and colleagues, entitled "Comparison of uniatrial and biatrial surgical ablation in the treatment of atrial fibrillation: Initial Results", received the award for best "paper" at V Integrated Cardiovascular Repair Workshop 2010. The study was performed at Hospital Mario Covas, Santo André, SP.
The event took place between March 27 and 25, in Maryland, USA, and brought together experts from 20 countries. The aim was to discuss the techniques of minimally invasive cardiac surgery and its integration with other procedures, particularly those involving technical hemodynamics. In addition to lectures and interactive presentation of clinical cases, the programming involved the presentation of 39 studies previously approved by the Scientific Committee of the Congress, as oral mini-conference and poster presentations.
Ablation of atrial fibrillation was the subject of two publications in the Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery (BJCVS): Breda JR, Ragognette RG, Breda ASCR, Gurian DB, Horiuti L, Machado LN, et al. An initial assessment of surgical biatrial radiofrequency ablation of atrial fibrillation. Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc. 2010;25(1):45-50 and Breda JR, Breda ASCR, Meneguini A, Freitas ACO, Pires AC. Surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation by radiofrequency. Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc. 2008;23(1):118-22 and represents a subject of great interest in our institution.