Anti-Atrial Fibrillation Surgery

Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm and the irregular and often rapid heart rate can increase your risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. It is the underlying cause in 15 percent of stroke victims.

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Anti-atrial fibrillation surgeries help patients avoid a life-threatening stroke by treating atrial fibrillation before complications arise. During the anti-atrial fibrillation MAZE surgery, your GCCSI surgeon restores your heart to a normal rhythm by impairing the area of heart tissue that’s causing the erratic electrical signals.

Several options are available to impair a portion of the heart tissue: scar lesions, radiofrequency, cryothermy (extremely cold temperatures), laser, ultrasound or microwaves. Your GCCSI surgeons will recommend the best approach for your condition