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Dr. Badhwar Interview: Can The Cox-Maze IV Procedure Reverse Heart Failure Symptoms in Atrial Fibrillation Patients?

Dr. Vinay Badhwar, MD, FACS, FACC, is the Executive Chair at the WVU Heart & Vascular Institute.  In addition to his robotic mitral valve repair specialty, Dr. Badhwar is widely known for his research and clinical experience with atrial fibrillation.  In fact, Dr. Badhwar was the lead author on the 2017 Society of Thoracic Surgeons Guidelines which recommends surgical ablation during concomitant procedures.

Learn more about why Dr. Badhwar uses the Cox-Maze IV procedure for patients who present with heart failure symptoms associated with atrial fibrillation…

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Dr. Castro Q&A: What Impact Does a Maze Procedure Have On My Patients?

Dr. Luis Castro is a leading mitral valve repair surgeon at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, California, where he has been the Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery since 2007.

During the last 6 years, Dr. Castro has zero percent 30-day mortality for isolated mitral valve repair and replacement procedures. As a result of his outcomes and unique approach to patient care, Dr. Castro has received…

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Dr. McCarthy Explains: Why I Treat Atrial Fibrillation Using the Maze Procedure

During his extraordinary career, Dr. Patrick McCarthy has performed over 10,000 cardiac procedures of which 5,000 operations involved heart valve therapies.

As the Executive Director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, which is the #7 ranked cardiology and heart surgery program according to U.S. News & World Reports, Dr. McCarthy has built a nationally recognized health care destination for patients requiring highly specialized…