Learn about the surgical procedures that are used to treat abnormal heart rhythms.
The leading surgical approach to A-Fib, the Maze procedure is commonly done in conjunction with mitral valve repair/replacement and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). In recent years, Penn cardiovascular surgeons have been performing minimally invasive Maze procedures to treat A-Fib patients having aortic valve replacement surgery.
Surgical Treatment of Ventricular Tachycardia
Penn electrophysiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons frequently work together to define new roles for surgery in the treatment of cardiovascular arrhythmias. Detailed mapping allows the precise placement of cryoablation lesions in the OR in patients with VT and nonischemic cardiomyopathy.