David J. Duke, MD
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On this page you will find an overview of this atrial fibrillation patient services provider's atrial fibrillation treatments and background, as well as information about this provider's specialized afib procedures, such as catheter ablation, maze surgery, or the mini maze procedure, and the provider's treatment results, when available. There are also reviews by other afib patients, when available.Provide a Patient Review List Your Services with Us
3311 RiverBend Drive
Springfield, Oregon 97477
Dr. Duke grew up in the Chicago area and received his medical degree at the Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago in 1982. He served his residency in general surgery at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine before serving as the administrative chief resident at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine for four years. He served his residency in cardiovascular surgery at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics at Madison, WI. He practiced in Portland before joining Cardiovascular Surgery Associates in Eugene 1992.
He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. In addition, he is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Cardiology as well as the Oregon Medical Association and the Lane County Medical Association. He served as the first Executive Medical Director for the Oregon Heart & Vascular Institute at Sacred Heart Medical Center (2004-2006).
Atrial Fibrillation Procedures
Minimaze surgery (minimally invasive)
Dr. Duke has extensive experience in all aspects of cardiac surgery. He specializes in transmyocardial revascularization (TMR), arrhythimia surgery, and in off-pump procedures. In 2004, he underwent training by Dr. Wolf at the University of Cincinnati for the Wolf Minimaze procedure and performed the first one in the state of Oregon. Since then, he has performed more of these procedures than anyone in the Western United States.
Dr. Duke worked closely with Dr. McClelland, an electrophysiologist, during every case before he retired.
Minimaze surgery results for Drs. Duke and McClelland were just published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology in December, 2007.
Results were based on combining epicardial bipolar radiofrequency pulmonary vein antrum isolation with ganglionated plexus ablation for treatment of atrial fibrillation. Success was defined as freedom from afib and antiarrhythmic agents during one year of follow-up. Fifteen of 20 (75%) subjects overall, and 14 of 16 (87.5%) subjects with paroxysmal or persistent AF, had a successful procedure.
For Minimaze Patients
Patients considering the minimaze procedure will find extensive information for patients at www.minimaze.org, our minimaze web site, including a video of the minimaze procedure.