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Hybrid Maze Procedure To Be Featured on OR-Live: April 9 at 3:30 pm CDT

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March 10, 2008

Chicago -

Richard Lee, MD performing the Hybrid Maze procedure.

The Hybrid Maze procedure, designed to treat atrial fibrillation and pioneered at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, is performed in two stages:  Stage I, minimally invasive surgery and Stage II, minimally invasive catheter ablation.  Each procedure is responsible for placing scar lines in very specific places in and around the heart to isolate abnormal electrical signals that cause atrial fibrillation.  Stage I places scar lines around the pulmonary veins from the outside of the heart with energy sources such as radiofrequency, cryo, laser, ultrasound, and microwave.  Stage II, catheter ablation, places scar lines in the upper chambers or atria of the heart from the inside of the heart with energy sources similar to those used in Stage I.

Join the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute and OR-Live on April 9 at 3:30 pm CDT to view a live Webcast and learn more about the Hybrid Maze procedure.  

Last UpdateFebruary 8, 2011