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New Five Box Maze Procedure Is Promising Treatment for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

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A new mini maze procedure developed by Dr. John Sirak at Ohio State University is a promising new treatment for persistent atrial fibrillation as it closely replicates the "gold standard" Cox Maze III lesion set in the heart's left atrium.

This “five box” thoracoscopic maze procedure may be better able to treat persistent AF specifically because it is closer to the Cox Maze III lesion set. It isolates the left and right pulmonary veins and creates two additional compartments on the dome and floor of the left atrium.

Early results are promising in that 96 percent of patients were free from afib and off antiarrhythmic drugs at six months.

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New Mini Maze Procedure Shows Promise for Treating Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

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I had this procedure done on April 30 of 2013. I have been back home for a week now and I never felt better. I am in perfect sinus rhythm and my BP this morning was 12/73.... HR 65. I had permanent Afib because I waited too long to have it fixed. The drugs helped a little (sotalol and Digoxin) but the change after the surgery was monumental. Dr Sirak is a joy to work with and I am sooooo glad that I chose this procedure rather than a standard ablation. Check it out.
Bobbi in KY

May 12, 2013 - 12:42pm
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