Maze Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation
What To Think About
You may need to have a blood transfusion following the maze procedure. Talk with your doctor and find out whether it is possible for you to donate your own blood to be used during the procedure.
Some people need a Reference pacemaker Opens New Window after the maze procedure.
The maze procedure is being done experimentally with less invasive techniques compared to open-heart surgery.
The maze procedure is very expensive and may not be covered by your health insurance. It is only available at specialty medical centers.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: November 2, 2010|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference John M. Miller, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology