What is Atrial Fibrillation Surgery?

Atrial fibrillation surgery is a surgical procedure that is used to restore normal heart rhythm and/or control heart rate. A common atrial fibrillation procedure called catheter ablation. Below are some common surgical procedures to fix abnormal heart beats (atrial fibrillation). 

Types of Atrial Fibrillation Surgeries

Catheter ablation
Catheter ablation is a procedure where a catheter is guided through a blood vessel to the heart. Here energy is sent through the catheter to destroy small areas of heart tissue responsible for the arrhythmia. It may be an option when medications are not working.

Maze procedure
This is a surgical procedure in which areas of the heart are cut to create a "maze" of scar tissue that prevents the erratic electrical signals from passing through the heart.

For more information on atrial fibrillation treatment, call the Heart Center at Christian Hospital at 314.747.9355 or toll-free at 877.747.9355 or email us