Hybrid Maze Procedure

Our Heart & Vascular Center is the only provider in the region offering the Hybrid Maze procedure for AFib patients who cannot tolerate blood thinners and other medications commonly used to treat the condition.

Serious and Chronic Forms of Atrial Fibrillation

The Hybrid Maze Procedure is a new, minimally invasive procedure dedicated to the treatment of atrial fibrillation, or AFib. While most individuals can manage their AFib with certain medications and blood thinners, others have more serious and chronic forms of atrial fibrillation that require special treatment. For these patients, the Hybrid Maze procedure may be the ideal treatment option.

What is the Hybrid Maze Procedure?

The Hybrid Maze Procedure requires the expertise of an electrophysiologist and a cardiothoracic surgeon. In the first phase of the procedure, the cardiothoracic surgeon creates a small incision in the abdomen so a special catheter can be inserted through to the heart.

Once inside, the electrophysiologist uses enhanced imaging technology to find areas of the heart that are producing irregular rhythms and creates small scars. These carefully created scars stop the area from creating the electrical impulses that cause the heart to beat out of rhythm.