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Did You Know the "Standard of Care" is Concomitant AFib Surgical Ablation?

Did You Know the "Standard of Care" is
Concomitant AFib Surgical Ablation?



“When a patient has AFib and goes into the operating room - either for mitral disease, aortic disease or coronary artery disease – a concomitant surgical ablation should be performed.”

- Dr. Vaughn Starnes, the 2019-2020 AATS President, and Chair of the Department
of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California

“When a patient has AFib and goes into the operating room - either for mitral disease, aortic disease or coronary artery disease – a concomitant surgical ablation should be performed.”

- Dr. Vaughn Starnes, the 2019-2020 AATS President, and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California




Did You Know <50% of Patients With AFib Get Treatment During Heart Valve & CABG Procedures?1

Did You Know <50% of Patients With AFib Get
Treatment During Heart Valve & CABG Procedures?1



"Atrial Fibrillation can kill patients. They can have a stroke. It may impair their quality of life forever. Surgical ablation is only being done in maybe 60% of mitral valve surgery. It only takes 10 minutes. Patients appreciate it. They feel better."

- Dr. Patrick McCarthy, Northwestern Medicine

"Atrial Fibrillation can kill patients. They can have a stroke. It may impair their quality of life forever. Surgical ablation is only being done in maybe 60% of mitral valve surgery. It only takes 10 minutes. Patients appreciate it. They feel better."

- Dr. Patrick McCarthy, Northwestern Medicine


How Does Surgical Ablation Impact Patient Survivability & Qualify of Life?

How Does Surgical Ablation Impact
Patient Survivability & Qualify of Life?



"Patients with AFib are miserable.  Plus, the data shows a definite survival benefit for concomitant procedures." 

- Dr. Matthew Romano, Michigan Medicine

“I developed a passion for surgical ablation because patients with AFib are miserable.   My success rate for getting patients off blood thinners hovers in the high 80s and low 90s.  Plus, the data in my state shows a survival benefits for AFib patients with mitral valve disease. For me, this is rewarding.”

- Dr. Matthew Romano, Michigan Medicine


How Can You Address
the AFib Burden Using a Maze Procedure?

How Can You Address the AFib Burden
Using a Maze Procedure?



“Right now, we have an opportunity to take away the risks of stroke 
and death associated with AFib."

- Dr. Marc Gerdisch, Franciscan Health

“Right now, we have an opportunity to take away the risk of
stroke and the risk of death associated with AFib."

- Dr. Marc Gerdisch, Franciscan Health

Maze Procedure Heart Surgical 33257 Class 1 The Maze procedure ablates the heart using radiofrequency or cryo energy to restore the heart to normal sinus rhythm

Resources To Help You Treat
Atrial Fibrillation

New Resources to Help You Treat AFib

New Resources to
Help You Treat AFib

New Resources to Help You Treat AFib


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