Arrhythmia Surgery

Atrial fibrillation impacts an estimated 2.2 million Americans, and affects roughly 6% of patients over the age of 65. Many of these patients suffer from associated valve disease, especially mitral insufficiency. Atrial fibrillation can cause strokes, and can cause chronic fatigue and shortness of breath.

Our surgeons at Albany Cardiothoracic Surgeons are well-versed in the Cox-Maze IV procedure, which is an ablative procedure usually performed in conjunction with another heart operation to eradicate atrial fibrillation.