Total Thoracoscopic Maze Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation Treatment

Webcast of Total Thoracoscopic Maze, a minimally invasive afib surgery

By Mellanie True Hills

August 19, 2010 10:15 AM CT

Watch the webcast of a Total Thoracoscopic Maze (TTM), a minimally invasive (mini maze) procedure for atrial fibrillation. The webcast, from PinnacleHealth, features Dr. Mubashir A. Mumtaz, cardiothoracic surgeon, and Dr. David C. Man, electrophysiologist.

Watch the webcast replay: Total Thoracoscopic Maze Procedure

Note: The video above contains images of surgery.

Dr. Mumtaz also recently implanted the AtriClip Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion device in a patient who had an operation to replace her mitral valve but for whom performing an afib ablation wasn’t an option. By using the AtriClip, Dr. Mumtaz likely reduced her stroke risk. Read more at Decreasing Stroke Risk When Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation Isn’t Possible.