UT Health Physicians

Heart Arrhythmia Surgery

Related to: Minimally invasive cardiac surgery, MAZE surgery, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), afib surgery, surgical ablation, atrial fibrillation surgery, cardiothoracic surgery

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Every day, our surgeons restore hearts and lungs using the least invasive approach possible, the best-proven research and the highest technology available.

Our surgeons are experts in assessing abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmia) and determining the best treatment course for each patient. Our specialized team can intervene before a heart arrhythmia, like atrial fibrillation, leads to more severe heart conditions such as heart attack and stroke.

Our surgeons have extensive training in performing all arrhythmia procedures including minimally invasive heart surgery.

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Some of these procedures we perform include:

  • Minimally invasive MAZE procedure for atrial fibrillation is a procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to disrupt the abnormal electrical conduction of the heart and restores normal heart rhythm.
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is a minimally-invasive approach to surgery. Instead of one large incision, surgeons make multiple small incisions and use cameras to see inside the chest. This decreases pain after surgery, and allows for a more rapid recovery.
  • Left atrial appendage surgery blocks off this small appendage to stop blood from clotting there and potentially causing stroke.
  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) involves the placement of a device, such as a pacemaker, that helps regulate the heart's contractions and improve blood flow throughout the body.
  • Traditional, open heart surgery