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.
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