Maze Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation
Why It Is Done
The maze procedure is a surgical treatment for atrial fibrillation. It is used to control the irregular heartbeat and restore the normal rhythm of the heart.
Your doctor may recommend the maze procedure if at least one of the following descriptions is true about you:
- You have symptoms of atrial fibrillation and are having another heart surgery.
- You are having another heart surgery and adding the maze procedure is not too risky.
- You cannot have catheter ablation.
- You have already had catheter ablation but still have atrial fibrillation.
|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