More than six million Americans suffer from atrial fibrillation (AFib), a type of heart arrhythmia where the upper chambers (atria) of the heart beat irregularly and rapidly. One particular surgical intervention — the Maze procedure — is regarded as the “gold standard” for curing AFib. Just like the other AFib procedures, the Maze involves creating scars in the heart to block the electrical arrhythmia In this video, Richard Lee, MD, co-director of the Center for Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care (C4) at Saint Louis University Hospital discusses AFIB, Maze and treatment options. For more information, visit www.sluheart.com
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