Maze Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation
The risks of the maze procedure are similar to the risks of any heart surgery and include:
- Reference Stroke Opens New Window.
- Reference Pneumonia Opens New Window.
- Reference Heart attack Opens New Window (myocardial infarction, or MI).
- New arrhythmias.
- Needing to have a Reference pacemaker Opens New Window implanted.
|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