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Table 1 Patients’ characteristics

From: Concomitant surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with significant atrial dilation >55 mm. Worth the effort?

  Patients n = 124
Age (years) 68.7 ± 9.7
Gender (female/male) 38/86
AF duration (years) 4.1 ± 3.8
Paroxysmal AF n (%) 42 (33.9)
LA diameter (mm) 60.7 ± 4.4
LVEF (%) 51.0 ± 11.7
Prior Stroke n (%) 8 (6.4)
Diabetes n (%) 25 (20.2)
Renal insuffiency n (%) 15 (12.1)
COPD n (%) 10 (8.1)
Coronary artery disease n (%) 45 (36.3)
Previous MI n (%) 18 (14.5)