Will I have a question, not an answer. I ask my question coming from the position of having the mini-maze procedure done while I was undergoing open heart surgery for a valve repair. This was to stop my AFib. It didn't work, but I understand the "full maze had a better record of success, and I guess that is what your are scheduled to have done.
Will this be done by some "robotic" means, or will you undergo an open heart surgery procedure to do the maze? Is this to stop AFib/Flutter?
NO ITS NOT OPEN HEART SURGERY THE LADY THAT ANSWERRED MY QUESTION ON MY SITE EXPLAINED IT REALLY WELL YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK IT OUT. THE THE DOCTOR DR. SIRAK AT OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL THE ROSS HEART HOSPITAL TOLD ME MY OTHER DOCTOR COULDVE DONE MORE ABLATIONS AND THE WAY I EXPLAINED MY SYMPTOMS TO HIM HE COULDNT OF GOTTEN TO MY PROBLEM AREA WITH JUST A CATHERER ABLATION. SO YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONTACT HIM HIS PHONE NUMBER IS DR.SIRAK AT OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL IN COLUMBUS OHIO PHONE NUMBER IS 614-293-5502. I CALLED HIM AND HE CALLED ME BACK AND WE TALKED ON PHONE BEFORE I DECIDED TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL FOR TESTING AND EVLAUATION I WENT IN ONE DAY AND HAD A ECHO CARDIGRAM, BLOOD WORK, CHEST XRAY AND A NOSE SWAB BUT FIRST I JUST HAD ECHO CARDIGRAM BEFORE I WENT IN HIS OFFICE TO TALK THEN WE BOTH DECIDED HE COULD HELP ME THEN I WENT FOR OTHER TESTING. I HAVE IT DONE ON JAN. 9 BECASUE MY HUSBAND WANTED TO BE THERE AND HE COULDNT GET THE TIME OFF BEFORE THE FIRST OF THE YEAR I WOULDVE LIKED TO OF HAD IT DONE THE SAME DAY IM SURE YOU KNOW WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT AND I MAY STILL CALL AND SEE IF I CAN GET IT MOVED UP. I SURE HOPE THIS HELPS YOU SOME IF YOU HAVE MORE QUESTIONS JUST WRITE AND PLEASE READ THE LADYS REMARKS TO ME ABOUT THE PROCEDURE ON MY SITE. GWANDA