Heart Rhythm Community
Ablation or mini-maze?
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to heart rhythm issues, arrhythmia, irregular heartbeat, implanted defibrillators, pacemakers, and tachycardia.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Ablation or mini-maze?

My husband was diagnosed w/ congestive heart failure in Aug 2005. Since then he has developed symptomatic, intermittent atrial fibrillation. He has undergone 3 catheter ablations, none of which have been successful.
Recently, he also developed atrial tachycardia. Now the cardiologist that did the ablations for him wants to do another ablation.
We saw another surgeon, and he feels the mini-maze would be the best option.
Any thoughts on which direction to take?
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
257552_tn?1196038721
Hi,

Google, as follows, without the brackets but with the quotes.
[ "the doctors channel" mini maze ]

This describes the Mini Maze Procedure and has a video. I am not familiar with it, but was aware of the MAZE procedure. I intend to do reading on the Mini MAZE Procedure, as it appears to be done without opening the chest or stopping the heart.

You may consider asking the Surgeon to consult with the Cardiologist (EP?) to determine the best course of treatment for your husband.

It never ceases to amaze me the progress that has been made in Medical Science.

I wish you and your Husband the best.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Did you get any answers?  I have had 3 ablations and all is not well as yet and I have to take a ton of medicines to control my rhythms.  Was the maze a success or end up being recommended?
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I would travel to have this mini maze because it looks great and the results are excellent for cure rates.  The problem is that most doctor's haven't been trained in it and just want to keep on doing what they know even though it really doesn't work very well.  I suggest people should travel to go to a doctor who has been trained in it as it seems like the best answer so far and maybe ever.  Tjoyce.....my husband is hoping to have mini maze
Blank
Post a Comment
To
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
1236893_tn?1394988190
Blank
gymdandee Great Comment
6 hrs ago
86819_tn?1378951092
Blank
Healthscreen results
Apr 16 by Bromley
6579347_tn?1388505968
Blank
mele48 One month anxiety-free! WOOT! Comment
Apr 16
Heart Rhythm Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
1807132_tn?1318747197
Blank
michellepetkus
Chicago, IL
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
1423357_tn?1373023915
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
1569985_tn?1328251082
Blank
DeltaDawn23
Ann Arbor, MI
1124887_tn?1313758491
Blank
is_something_wrong
Oslo, Norway
995271_tn?1312416925
Blank
itdood
PA