June 25, 2017

Atrial Fibrillation & the Cox Maze procedure—StopAfib.org interviews Dr. James Cox

StopAfib.org interviews Dr. James Cox, creator of the Cox Maze procedure

For more on Dr. Cox and on the Cox Maze procedure, visit:
http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/448

In this video interview commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Cox Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation, Dr. James Cox discussed the history of the procedure, including the first surgery. In talking about the evolution of the procedure, he mentioned that few surgeons still do the cut-and-sew Maze procedure, and that today there are various energy sources that can be used. There are also now minimally invasive versions of the maze procedure, making it less traumatic for the patient. It was an honor to be able to thank Dr. Cox for his pioneering contributions on behalf of afib patients.

Dr. Cox is Emeritus Professor of Surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, and is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the World Heart Foundation.

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