May 28, 2017

Dr. James Cox Discusses the Cox Maze Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation — Video

In commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Cox Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation, Dr. James Cox sat down with us to talk about the history of the Cox Maze procedure, and how it has evolved in the past 25 years. To watch the video, or read the transcript, see: The Cox Maze Procedure for Atrial […]

Atrial Fibrillation & Maze Procedures–StopAfib.org interviews Dr. John Sirak

In this video, Dr. John Sirak, of the Ohio State University Medical Center (Columbus, OH), talks about the 5-box total thoracoscopic maze procedure, a minimally-invasive surgical procedure for afib that is achieving good results, even among those with persistent or longstanding persistent atrial fibrillation. This video is a companion to our previous article, New Mini […]

Mini Maze Procedure May Be a Good Option for Atrial Fibrillation Patients Who Have Failed Catheter Ablation

Results from FAST, the first-ever randomized trial to compare the effectiveness of minimally invasive surgical ablation (also called the mini maze procedure) for atrial fibrillation and catheter ablation for afib, were presented at the recent American Heart Association meeting. The FAST study enrolled patients who had failed a previous catheter ablation procedure. The minimally invasive […]