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Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat) (cont.)

What Is Heart Surgery?

Heart surgery may be needed to correct heart disease that may be causing the arrhythmia. The Maze procedure is a type of surgery used to correct atrial fibrillation. During this procedure, a series (or "maze") of incisions are made in the right and left atria to confine the electrical impulses to defined pathways. Some people may require a pacemaker after this procedure.

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Reviewed by Robert J Bryg, MD on March 07, 2009


Last Editorial Review: 3/7/2009

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