Atrial Fibrillation (cont.)
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Atrial Fibrillation (A Fib) Surgery
Before the development of catheter ablation, open heart surgery was done to interrupt conducting pathways in both atria. This is called the surgical maze procedure. Maze surgery is usually considered in patients who need some other type of heart surgery, such as valve repair or coronary artery bypass surgery.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/3/2014
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