February 21, 2018

Webcast of Total Thoracoscopic Maze Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation

Today we’re featuring a replay of a webcast of a Total Thoracoscopic Maze (TTM), a minimally invasive (mini maze) procedure for atrial fibrillation. The webcast, from PinnacleHealth, features Dr. Mubashir A. Mumtaz, cardiothoracic surgeon, and Dr. David C. Man, electrophysiologist.

Watch the replay: Replay of Total Thoracoscopic Maze Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation Treatment


  1. Floyd Riggle says:

    I has occured to me that we should pay more attention to the triggers of afib. We see a lot about ablations but not much is said about what causes afib. I have a hiatal hernis which can be aggravated by heavy lifting, overeating, constipation and the strain needed for a bowel movement, spicy food or any activity that causes the heart to receive pressure through the hernia.

    I wonder if the hernia can be one of the triggers for afib. When my hernia is at its worst, I develop pain similar to a heart attack and accompanying symptoms. Hard to convince my cardiologist that I have these hernia caused attacks.

    Many of my afib incidents are preceded by the hiatal attack. Just a coincidence? I think not.